The Social Media Purge, Continued

Well crap! I forgot about Google+ during the social media unfriending frenzy.

I was looking at my circles trying to organize them better to help make the site more useful when I remembered we were still connected and I should probably rectify that. I went to remove him but he had already taken care of it. I was a bit puzzled by this since he never used the site other than for our nightly video “Hangout” sessions. His picture was different too. Odd.

Then I noticed a new chick face in his tiny circle list, it was like my eyeballs were lasers and went straight to the picture. My mind began racing. I looked at his Facebook page, same face added the day he booted me. We have not even been broken up a week, as a matter of fact I just flew back from visiting him last Wednesday, and he already has a new whatever. I have no idea who she is to him, I want to think she is a friend but…

I remembered seeing something odd in my FB feed before I went to visit him; he had “liked” a random bakery from some town in Alabama. It seemed really random and out of place. I forgot about it until now. I looked at that page and there was the same chick face, she is the owner.

My heart sank even further. My mind is a swirling mess.

It Has Arrived: The Social Media Purge

It is fact of life now that when you breakup there is the social media unfriending frenzy. It is probably a cathartic ritual for some, a little FU with every delete. The logical side of me knows this step is the best for both of us and allows each of us to move on freely, but the emotional side, which is currently in charge, hates each broken connection.

I was not ready for these additional virtual breakups, just like I wasn’t ready for the real dumping, however, my ex was able to get right on it.

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