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Health Topic Why Is My Ex Posting So Much On Social Media?


Anshul Benjwal
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Sometimes our exes have a hard time letting go after a breakup, and it can be tough to stop them from constantly posting on social media about their new significant other.  There are a few reasons why your ex continues to post after you have broken up that makes it hard for you to move forward with your life.

Possible Reasons Your Ex Is Posting So Much On Social Media-

1. Attention It's possible that your ex is posting on social media because they are using it to get attention.  Your ex may feel like people are impressed with the things they post or think of them when they see their updates on social media, and they may not realize how much this behavior hurts you after the breakup.  Posting about their new partner too frequently may make them feel like people are envious of the relationship they have formed, and this can give them a sort of validation.  There is nothing wrong with using social media to get attention from your friends, but it is important not to let others' opinions reflect on how you feel about yourself.

2. Getting Attention From Your Ex

Your ex may be posting on social media because they are hoping to receive attention from you, whether it is good or bad attention.  They may post updates about their new life with someone else in order to make you jealous and regret the breakup, or posts that seem like subtle hints for you to come back to them.  In the end, it really won't help you both move on from your relationship and can just lead to more confusion as you try to figure out what they are trying to do.

3. Making You Jealous

Your ex may be posting so much on social media because they want you to regret the breakup.  They might be posting updates about your favorite band to make you want to go out and see them live, or photos of them with their new significant other.  It may be unclear whether your ex is trying to get attention from you or just doing this for fun, but it can definitely feel like they are rubbing the fact that they are not with you in your face.  This can hurt after the breakup, making it even harder for you to move on.

4. Seeking Attention From New Partner

Your ex may be posting so much on social media because they are hoping their new partner will pay more attention to them if they see how great of a life they have without you.  They may be hoping that their new partner will think of them more often or come to them for affection if they see how happy they are on social media.

5. Wanting To Be Noticed

Your ex may feel a need to post so much because it's a way for them to get noticed by others, especially you.  They may feel like their new life is not as exciting compared to your life together, and they want others to know how much they have moved on from the relationship.  There is nothing wrong with wanting attention from others or making sure people notice you, but it can get out of hand when shared so often on social media.

Summing Up  You can't control how your ex responds to the breakup, but you don't have to allow them to hurt you with social media.  In order not to fall victim to their posts, put in a little time and think about why your ex might be posting so much.  If their motivations are something you can't control, then it is time to put your focus on yourself and make sure you are happy with the way you handle the breakup.

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