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Bizzoco, Lori. "Addicted to Facebook? 5 Ways It Can Damage Your Love Life." Yahoo Shine. N.p., 27 June 2013. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <https://shine.yahoo.com/addicted-facebook-5-ways-damage-love-life-212500474.html>.
Logging into Facebook the moment one awakes in the morning is a sign of Facebook addiction. Even going through withdrawal when one's smart phone dies and they cannot log in to get the latest updates of their ex is characterized as Facebook addiction. According to this source, Facebook can kill a relationship. This article lists several steps that can stop Facebook from ruining intimate relationships. One way is to stop pulling a great Gatsby. This means that a person cannot reclaim what already occurred. One cannot get anywhere fast if they are too busy living in the past. Stalking an ex-lover keeps one from thinking about what they have today. The person might find themselves reminiscing of what could have been rather than what they have currently.
A picture or latest status an ex posts should not matter. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz calls it, "the most flattering of moments" and gives you an impression that is not "based on authenticity." Regardless of how it may hurt, it is best to unfriend an ex-lover and gives space to become the person you want to become. It is best to think before posting. Facebook allows communication. Dr. Saltz points out, "Without voice, context, body language and facial expression, a partner ends up deciphering meaning that is often simply incorrect." It is sometimes difficult to understand a status someone posts, and posting bad comments about a loved one without face to face discussions will cause disarray. At the end result, a status posted on Facebook will still remain existent to others who read it and cause further embarrassment. It is...