Once upon a time, breakups meant saying goodbye and storing away your old love letters, but today's technology makes it almost impossible to completely part ways. Typical distractions like vacations, dance classes or even new love interests can't keep you from regretfully browsing your ex's Facebook profile.
Sure, it's time-consuming and awkward to unfriend your ex on Facebook, remove him from your chat list, or to tell him to stop contacting you. But if those things are keeping you from recovering, what's a half-hour of deleting and a couple weeks of awkwardness compared to months of perpetuated angst? Is electronically blocking someone so much worse than finding out via his Facebook newsfeed that he has a new girlfriend?
You've broken up. It's over. Done. You're trying to move on, and in fact, you think you're doing a pretty good job of moving on considering how hard broken hearts are to heal and how long exes can linger in the mind. You're proud of yourself. You've got an added bounce in your step. You're feeling hopeful, optimistic about love again. And then--bam! You hear the news: your ex has a new love interest. Oh! Agony! You thought you had moved on, but all of a sudden it feels as if you are right back to post-breakup day one. Fear not, sweet friend! May these tips help you to move on after discovering that your ex already has.