Please, if you break up with someone, don’t brag about it (even unintentionally) on Facebook.

Okay, so we’ve all been there. Bitter about how a relationship ended. Kind of wanting to get even in some regard. So it seems as though there is a trend now on social media to show and tell how awesome it is now being single. Only one issue. It’s public. And chances are, if you and your ex have been together for quite some time, you have a lot of mutual friends together on facebook. So I’m going to go as far as to say, it’s immature. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been tempted, I may have done it in the past.

I’m not perfect, but just like there’s a tendency with facebook to create unrealistic social comparisons by only posting good stuff, some people seem to take it a bit farther during a breakup. And that can be downright hurtful.

Yes in the past you might have told your closest friends ‘I’m free!’ and gone on a binge, and partied and hooked up with other people and bragged about being single. But facebook gets seen by all your mutual friends (and the other 900 other friends you might have on there). Yes it may feel good in the short term, and this may sounds preachy, but do unto others as you would have done unto you. Later you may likely feel great compassion for the person you broke up with, the lessons they taught you, the good times you had (that’s usually a sign of maturity and development lol) and maybe even want to get back together. So as tempting as it is, don’t do it.