Monday, October 12, 2009

Stop being friends with my ex!

You go a bliss-driven digital rampage, asking everyone you know to "friend" your newest fling on Facebook.

Then, you guys break up.


Is it reasonable to ask your friends to de-friend somebody...just because he/she is an ex?

That's the question raised in this NY Times blog post. Here's an expert's opinion:

“While it is understandable that it would be difficult for her to hear about and see photos of her former partner having fun with her friends, it is unrealistic to ask or expect that their mutual friends would now disown him due to the breakup.”

I agree. It's one thing to have constant communication with someone's ex...but what harm are really doing by just having him hang out among your 784 online friends?

Has a pal ever asked you to de-friend his/her ex?