I’ve seen more than a few, myself. In fact, just recently I came across an entire article about one.[i]
The girl was cheated on, so she told everyone what a two-timing jerk her guy was – on Facebook. She even tagged him in the post!
He replied, of course, and before long they were in an all-out post-breakup war right there on the internet. Classy, right?
Social media, like Facebook, has become a big part of our lives. It’s a shared conversation that never stops. For the most part, it’s a good thing that helps people stay connected.
And your relationship status is baked right into social media. It’s part of your default profile information. Which begs the question, how do you handle your relationship status, good or bad, online?
Answer: In ways that enrich, enable, and encourage your relationships.
Note that I said relationships, plural. Everyone in your social circle gets to see how you deal with romantic ups and downs online. Anyone who sees you acting like the star of your own reality TV show will think twice the next time they talk to you.
Whether you’re debating about changing your status from “single” to “in a relationship,” or wanting to let everyone know about a breakup, what you share on social media matters.
The following guidelines will help you avoid common social media pitfalls that tear relationships apart.