Breaking up with someone can be tricky – especially when social media is involved. While it’s easy to unfollow your ex and move on, should the same rules apply to your ex’s friends? Ask these four questions before doing so:
- Were you friends with them outside of your relationship with your ex? If you think you can keep spending time with this person and not have to think about your ex too much, then you might want to keep them around.
- How have they treated you since the breakup? If your ex’s friends choose their side without hesitation, or make you feel like the breakup is your fault, you should unfollow them.
- Are you trying to make your ex jealous? Could you be trying to “win” the breakup or make your ex jealous by staying a part of their social circle?
- Could you be using them to keep tabs on your ex? If you know reminders of your ex will upset you, don’t set yourself up to get hurt.