And the crazy thing is -- we justify it as being "interested" in the developments of a person's life. Simply brilliant, if you ask me.
So, in the case of a break up or a crush isn't returned (trolling for dates is one thing -- things ending or never happening is another), we're talking painfulness to the max. That's why when a friend and reader, MissDTM sent this New York Times story along, I just shook my head in complete agreement. When you have the instantaneous nature of the internet, letting go is anything but easy.
My friend Amy, who broke up with her ex a little while back, has started seeing someone new. And, while she's really into the new guy, her ex, Charlie, continues to pop up from time to time, which gets awkward since they share so many of the same friends. In any event, she noticed that a whole bunch of photos surfaced on Facebook -- many of them including him with her friends, and even a couple with his new girlfriend. While she's over him, (and with a new man) it didn't make seeing those photos any easier, especially given the similar circles they run in.
The truth is, while I am a HUGE fan of the new digital age, the downside is that too much contact won't allow for the type of healing and distance you many need, especially from an ex. With newsfeeds and constant updates, you can go months without talking to someone but know exactly what they're up to. Now that's intense.
It's times like this I almost wish we weren't as advanced as we are. Almost.
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