I’ve realized that it’s so much easier to finish deleting photos of an ex off of Facebook when you’ve met someone you really, really like.
Before I even think of letting New Guy be a friend on Facebook, I’m really trying to remove remnants of exes past. Well specifically ex-fiance.
I held on for a long time.
It wasn’t until earlier this year that I removed a bunch of pics, but still not all.
I did another purge a few months ago when I made the decision to just quit the contact and defriend him on Facebook.
The main reason why I kept photos, was because I’d go to his page, and he didn’t purge me yet.
It just seemed like whoever did it first was the jerk who moved on. I almost wanted him to delete me first, so I could have no qualms about doing it. It would force me into wanting to do it.
So is removing pics from Facebook of your old ex erasing history? Or just being respectful to the new person in your life and consciously saying, I’ve moved on? If you don’t remove every photo, does it mean you haven’t?
There is one Halloween that was pretty awesome, and there are pics with my dear friends in there too. I’ve kept those pics up. But I’m wondering if I should take those down too since my ex is in em. I did take down the ones of just me and him.
I also had pics from a really cool adventure my ex and I had going for trapeze lessons (which was the day before he proposed). I took down all of the single photos of him, and I did keep one of him and the instructor…but maybe I should make no exceptions and get him out of my Facebook photos completely.
Everyone has a past, and fortunately and unfortunately, it’s archived in social media. What does one do in these times? Is it just considered the past? Purely archival? Or should it be wiped completely clean?
Are those displayed digital memories disrespectful?
Or is a fresh start a fresh start? No excuses?