Should I Block an Ex from My Social Media?

June 22, 2012
Should I Block an Ex from My Social Media?

That depends on a few things. Are you still friends with your ex-girlfriend? If so, then absolutely keep her on your Facebook friend list and as a Twitter follower. I believe that women and men can be friends — like actual, platonic friends.

And if your new love interest has a problem with an ex posting friendly things on your Facebook page, then she’s most likely insecure about herself or insecure about your relationship. Nobody should ever tell you who to be friends with. Remember that.

On the other hand, if things didn’t end well with you and your ex-girlfriend, then it’s probably best to cut ties all together. You don’t want to be away from your Facebook page for more than five hours and come back to a 10-posting string of Tori Amos videos. Do you? Deleting exes off of your social media is not a black and white topic.

Your decision should be gauged on how things were left.

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com. Connect with her on Google+.

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