I think we’ve all had this question on our minds some point in our lives: “Should I delete my ex’s family off Facebook?” This can be tricky now a days. Nothing is like before where all you had to do is cut the communication with letters or phone calls. Now if you have your relationship status as “married” or “in a relationship” and suddenly change it to “divorced” or “single”, it will pop up on EVERYBODY’S news feed and that will have your timeline and inbox filled with questions about what happened. Of course when a lot of people ask you what happened, you get annoyed and feel pressure and probably get angry and that’s normal but we have to deal with it. I know one way you might think that changing your relationship status won’t be a problem and that might be not changing it at all but of course when you start in a relationship, it’s either you or your partner who want to change their relationship status and so you feel obligated to do so. The point is when you bring your relationship to social media, everybody is paying attention to what’s going on, especially when you start adding your partner’s family on there. You think they don’t check up on you but surely, they do. Sometimes you start getting close with some family members and if you break up with your partner, you don’t know what to do. In my case, this type of situation hasn’t happened to me and I hope it never happens because I would be that 90% that wouldn’t know what to do. The thing is, it’s not just Facebook, it’s other social media like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Well, I only have my boyfriend’s family on Facebook and Instagram, but others tend to have them everywhere and that kind of is a situation (only if you break up). Sometimes you have to be careful what you post online so it won’t be an issue. I know you must be reading this and wondering if you should or shouldn’t delete your ex’s family off social media but the truth is, I honestly don’t think so unless you have trouble with them after the break up or if that thought keeps eating you alive then I suggest you erase them immediately.

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