Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and GChat—not to mention good old email—breaking up with someone today is even harder than it used to be. “How do you get over your ex when they keep popping up all over YouFace and you've got 32 mutual friends to keep your online bubbles connected?” writes Christine Borden in the San Francisco Appeal. At some point, as difficult at it seems, there’s only one answer: Remove all—all—those "e-mementos."
“Regardless of how beautiful and thought-provoking and dove-releasing the breakup was, you just have to delete,” she writes. "At a certain point, you need to not just delete the person but block them as well. If your ex is all over the Internet, it's almost a necessity to block their blogs, their tumblrs, their profiles, and basically any other website they've touched or associate with." Otherwise, it's too easy to keep track of your ex's every move. "You don't need that, and it's not healthy."