Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: 3 Reasons Not to Break Up Via Social MediaCupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Advice: 3 Reasons Not to Break Up Via Social Media

By Courtney Omernick

Relationships and love are never easy roads tonavigate. However, when you know you’ve hit a dead end and it’s time to move on, it’s natural to feel scared at the prospect of taking a new path. Sometimes letting your significant other go via social media can seem like the ideal situation. But, it isn’t the best option.

Cupid has a few pieces of relationship advice below as to why you should not break up via a social media channel.

1. It doesn’t bring closure: The abrupt “we’re over” via a Facebook or Twitter message feels impersonal. The person you’re breaking up with is going to have some additional questions beyond 140 characters. They’ll be able to find more closure if they’re seeing and hearing your feelings rather than reading them via the internet.

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2. It makes you look cowardly: It’s been said that it’s easier to express our feelings via the internet because the computer screen is a “wall” between us and the other person. Breaking up via social media makes you look like you’d rather hide behind a wall than confront your true feelings.

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3. It shows that you don’t care: Granted, if you’re breaking up with them, you might not “care” about them anymore. However, breaking up via social media makes it seem like you would rather not treat the other person as a human being with actual feelings. If you’re breaking up with them via social media, it gives off the vibe that you’re just checking another item off of your “to do” list.

Why do you think people shouldn’t break up via social media? Comment below!