Q. I have been in a relationship for over a year now and we have recently broken up. I am not sure if I should continue to be his friend on Facebook and Twitter. Should I keep him as a Facebook Friend and still follow his twitter feeds, or delete him?

A. There are a few variables that come into play, and therefore a different answer depending upon certain things:

Do you constantly check his Facebook to see if he has uploaded photos with a girl?
Are you checking to see where he is and what he is doing?
By continuing to remain in each other’s social media circles, are you being prevented from moving on?
Do you alter your account activity so he will or won’t see certain things about you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then you need to be heading for the delete function. The other option is to change your privacy settings so that he can’t see all of your updates which would only be recommended if you are reluctant to delete him permanently.

A break-up is different for everyone, so if you feel comfortable knowing that you’re both receiving updates about each other via your respective social media accounts, then it’s fine to leave them as a ‘Friend’ or ‘Follower.’ However, if it does impact you negatively, consequently slowing down the ‘moving-on process,’ then it’s time to delete him.

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