According To Research Most Of Us Do THIS Unhealthy Thing After a Break-Up
There seems to be no right way to deal with a bad break-up...
However, judging by research, there is definitely a wrong way - and most of us are guilty of it.
According to clinical psychologist Suzana E. Flores, the biggest post-break-up mistake is "hate-following" your ex.
This term refers to tracking your estranged lover's social media accounts and hoping to find something negative in order to feel better about yourself.
Put simply - we secretly hope they have gotten less attractive, are single, and look miserable.
Although it sounds nasty, apparently a lot of us do it, whether consciously or unconsciously.
Flores warns that this behaviour is unhealthy and is counter-productive to the moving on process.
“It’s best to try to focus on yourself and your own happiness.”
“If the relationship was abusive or toxic and maintaining any level of connection with this person will cause you harm, I recommend blocking them—that’s why social media implemented this feature.
“If, however, the relationship ended in a way that honors mutual respect, understanding, and friendship, then following your ex is not only appropriate but also sends the message that you can maintain a friendship with your ex post break-up.”