Science Reveals Why Stalking Your Ex Online Can Be Addictive

Social media has made it a lot harder to simply let go of the past. Back in the old days, a breakup wouldn't be broadcast for your friends and family to witness, and running into your ex would happen maybe by chance at the local video rental store (when I say 'old days', I'm talking about the 90s). But now your former lover's life is a mere click away, and that is just too tempting for some of us. The University of Hawaii at Manoa and Ohio State University conducted a recent study to understand what prompts some women to Facebook-stalk their exes more compulsively than others. The researchers followed a number of participants (ages 18 to 42) who had gone through a breakup in the past year. The conclusion was that the women who felt most hurt by their recent breakup were most likely to repeatedly stalk their ex on Facebook. relationship love breakup But stalking their past partner's online profile did not make those women feel any better about themselves or the relationship. It was not a productive habit and it only brought up old wounds, especially if their ex looked happy in his new pictures or was in a seemingly happy relationship with someone new. The bottom line is: as soon as a relationship ends on bad terms, employ that block button and never look back. Don't get caught up in the unhealthy habit of Facebook-stalking. Focus on healing yourself. What are your thoughts on Facebook-stalking? How have you moved on from a relationship? Source: Elite Daily Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_111237" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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