Social Media During and After a Breakup: Dos and Don’ts

Social media. It’s a powerful tool that bridges the gap between friends, family, and yes, even our exes. Yet, when a breakup occurs, it’s like a digital bomb drops, exploding emotions into the virtual world. But hold on, it’s not all doom and gloom. With the right set of rules, social media can be navigated with style, elegance, and resilience. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to it.

The Don’ts: Avoid These Pitfalls

👎 Don’t Stalk Your Ex

Let’s face it. Obsessively checking your ex’s profiles? Not a great idea. Each photo, status, or ‘like’ fuels the fire of pain and longing. It’s an emotional rollercoaster you don’t need a ticket for. Do yourself a kindness. Break free from the stalking cycle.

👎 Don’t Turn Your Heartache into Public Display

Emotions run high after a breakup. Resist the urge to share every feeling on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The world doesn’t need to know all your pain, and your ex doesn’t deserve that power. So, breathe in, breathe out, and keep it classy.

👎 Don’t Use Social Media as Your Ex-Communication Channel

Tagging, liking, and commenting on your ex’s posts is a bad idea. It gives them an insight into your emotional state. And let’s not forget, it’s a subtle form of stalking. Cut that out.

The Dos: Lighting the Way Forward

👍 Do Cleanse Your Social Media

You don’t need constant reminders of your ex popping up in your feeds. Unfriend, unfollow, or at least hide their updates. It’s not spiteful; it’s self-care.

Tip: If you want to win them back, hiding or unfollowing beats unfriending.

👍 Do Use Social Media for Personal Growth

Social media can be a platform for positivity. Share your journey and your growth. Showcase your interests, hobbies, friendships, and travels. Make it about you, not your ex.

👍 Do Take a Break From Social Media

Consider a digital detox. A break from the constant buzzing, beeping, and scrolling can be a real breath of fresh air. Reconnect with the real world. You might surprise yourself.

Your Power Play: Leveraging Social Media

Social media doesn’t have to be your enemy during a breakup. Like any tool, it’s all about how you use it. It can be a reminder of pain or a platform for growth. The choice is yours. Stand strong. You’ve got this.

Navigating the digital world after a breakup can be tough. But with these dos and don’ts in your arsenal, you can take back control. It’s your narrative. Don’t let your ex define it. 

Breakups are challenging. But hey, challenges are opportunities for growth. Keep your head high, your heart strong, and your social media game even stronger. You’re on the path to becoming the best version of yourself. Believe it.

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About the author: i’m a relationship coach specialising in breakup recovery. i’ve been doing this for 12+ years helping thousands worldwide. i created the Breakup Dojo, a popular program with over 1,000 members. i’ve authored several in-demand breakup recovery products, drawing from my deep fascination with psychology. i also publish the “ex-communication” newsletter that’s packed with actionable advice to over 10,000 subscribers worldwide.