LILAP Episode: Is Social Media Ruining Your Love Life?


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By Olivia Lucero

Should you unfollow your ex on social media, block them, or neither? In this episode of "Love is Like a Plant," Elle and Sarah discuss how to break up with your ex’s social media. It’s best to limit exposure to your ex as much as possible, and although you don’t need to keep them blocked forever, following them definitely hurts your mending process if they're active online. 

To take it a step further, Sarah even suggests asking your friends not to mention to you when they’ve been tagged in someone else’s posts or like something suspicious. The two also discuss how social media can affect relationships, and really, this applies to all relationships, not just romantic ones.

Is it time for you to take a social media detox for a bit? Listen in to see if it would be something you’re interested in trying to help you mend. You can listen to the episode on iTunes or on Soundcloud. Follow and share if you like it, and be sure to send it to a friend who could use some time away from social media.

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Olivia Lucero

Olivia is new to the Mend team but no stranger to heartbreak science. She studied romantic relationships and personal development for four years at The University of Texas at Austin. A true free spirit, she recently returned to America after farming in Ireland for a few months. Find her at her blog, Free Reins.

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