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  1. Sheqo
    April 13, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

    It sad that people don’t realize social media activities do affect someone’s emotions.

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  2. Janice
    April 14, 2019 @ 9:37 am

    Unfortunately it does happen.

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  3. Jessica
    May 12, 2019 @ 8:54 am

    It’s like you say – silly to get caught up in it, and yet be do attribute a sense of self-worth to that little number! Thanks for sharing

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  4. Dani
    May 12, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    This is very good read. I can understand. My own mom blocked me on Facebook because she was thinking that all the quotes and posts that I have been posting were for her. It hurts but I am just trying to understand. I now realized that it is pointless to keep shallow and dead end relationships just to say that I am not alone and I dont have a lot of friends. Being alone is better than constantly being plagued by negative energy.

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  5. Abbey
    May 12, 2019 @ 10:50 am

    I rarely unfriend, but I do unfollow. And I do that for two major reasons – the person’s feed is mostly political (of any stripe), something happened to that person (normal trauma, not major) and they’re still posting about it months and years later, or everything they post is negative. I unfollow, but I’ll check back into their feed every now and then and, if they’ve stopped with the politics, moved on from the issue, or are actually posting positive things from time to time, I’ll refollow.. Basically, this is not a reflection on how I feel about the person, but how much mental stress I want my Facebook feed to cause me. So, there are plenty of reasons for an unfollow or unfriending on social media than that the other person just doesn’t like you.

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  6. Jen
    May 12, 2019 @ 10:51 am

    Social media has such a lot to answer to. If I wasn’t blogging I really wouldn’t use it at all and that’s because I choose to not put myself through what you have described. That’s just personal choice but for me I’d rather not endure friends distancing themselves like this.

    When my best friend and I fell out for the last time and for good I absolutely sobbed when she deleted me off Facebook. It was like a final nail in the coffin. So from that day forward I totally disengaged and with any of my friends I barely engage with them on social media. If they’re my friend and they want to share their pictures I’ll be round for a cuppa and they can get their phone out then. Or if they want to tell me about their hols, we’ll have a catch up in a wine bar.

    The ones that aren’t around anymore and don’t call or visit or ask me to visit are already gone…social media doesn’t change that for me.

    This was a lovely post. The people most important to you are actively in your life now. The ones that are just a picture, a poke, a share, a comment aren’t worth your time. 😘

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  7. Jen
    May 12, 2019 @ 10:52 am

    Social media has such a lot to answer to. If I wasn’t blogging I really wouldn’t use it at all and that’s because I choose to not put myself through what you have described. That’s just personal choice but for me I’d rather not endure friends distancing themselves like this.

    When my best friend and I fell out for the last time and for good I absolutely sobbed when she deleted me off Facebook. It was like a final nail in the coffin. So from that day forward I totally disengaged and with any of my friends I barely engage with them on social media. If they’re my friend and they want to share their pictures I’ll be round for a cuppa and they can get their phone out then. Or if they want to tell me about their hols, we’ll have a catch up in a wine bar.

    The ones that aren’t around anymore and don’t call or visit or ask me to visit are already gone…social media doesn’t change that for me.

    This was a lovely post. The people most important to you are actively in your life now. The ones that are just a picture, a poke, a share, a comment aren’t worth your time. 😘

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  8. Emily Adams
    October 21, 2019 @ 7:42 pm

    I feel your pain on this one. I’m a huge introvert and empath, and I’ve had several close friends unfriend me on FB and/or unfollow on Instagram and it HURTS! Even worse, some of them I have to work with on a daily basis so I have no idea why they did it, but now I have a huge wall up and don’t really like when I have to interact with them. Others have told me it’s probably more an issue with them than with me, but it never feels that way for me. Now I almost never friend or follow people I know because I don’t want to feel that rejection again. If someone sends me a request, that’s different.

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