Breaking Up, Facebook Style

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Breaking Up, Facebook Style

Okay, so
maybe you’ve removed your ex from your face book friends. Now you’re in a new
phase of post-breakup rage, a.k.a. ranting about your ex online to anyone who
will listen/read. Here’s the problem with doing this.  Breakup karma is a bitch.  It will come around and smack you upside the
head. Maybe not today, maybe not this year, but one day in the not-too-distant
future you will be dating somebody new. 
Things will be going really well. 
And then he’ll discover your online rants about your ex, label you a
psycho, and delete you from HIS Facebook friends. Do you really want to earn a
reputation as the scary chick who goes off on her ex online? I didn’t think so.

Heartbreak Mistake #3: Do NOT expect
your social network to take sides

 

Chances
are, you’ve got a few hundred or a few thousand cyber friends.  Let’s be clear.  Cyber friends are not the same as real
friends.  Do not ask your cyber friends
to take sides in your breakup. It’s childish, unreasonable, and makes you look
incredibly petty.  Instead, reach out to
your Boohoo Crew. They’re allowed to take your side.  In fact, invite them over for a night of ex
bashing, blaming, and shaming in the comfort of your own home. You’re allowed
to wallow. Just don’t do it online to your faux friends.

Heartbreak Mistake #4:  Do NOT engage in e-venge

Hell hath
no fury like a woman scorned. And a scorned woman with 24/7 access to the
internet? There’s no telling the damage she can do! But before you send your ex
a computer virus, hack into his email and delete everything, or IM his boss
with inappropriate inuendos, stop. Step away from the keyboard. And remember
that while revenge fantasies are sweet, revenge realities can come with serious
consequences. Just don’t do it.

Heartbreak Mistake #5:  Don’t forget to password protect yourself

After a
breakup, it’s essential to your online and offline security to change all of
your passwords. You don’t want an angry ex lurking in your email, logging into
your online banking, and wreaking havoc with your cyber security. Right here
and now, password protect yourself by updating all your online passwords.
You’ll thank me later!

So there
you have it. The top 5 costly social networking mistakes following heartbreak.
If you’re nursing a broken heart, be sure to protect your online security,
maintain your dignity, and disconnect from your ex as much as possible.

Article contributed by
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Lisa Steadman

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Lisa Steadman

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Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support, Life Management
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