Sometimes, when it’s over – that means it’s really over! Talking to your ex-partner on social media and keeping up with their lives may seem like a good idea, but that’s not always the case. If things ended amicably, you might be tempted to just continue on the way things were. And if they didn’t, then you may be tempted to keep tabs on what they’re doing now.
Relationship counselor and Gestalt therapist Clinton Power says, “Social media usage is a double-edged sword. While it may strengthen social connections between friends and deepen a romantic relationship through continued interaction despite physical distance, constant social media use makes depression worse and harms your overall well-being.”