A recent study led by psychologist Dr. Tara Marshall found that conitnuing to be Facebook friends with an ex after your break-up can be psychologically damaging. And here you thought “Facebook stalking” was just a fun term to throw around.

Dr. Marshall concludes that keeping tabs on an ex actually hinders the healing process after a break-up. In other words, it’s harder to move on when you constantly see the person you used to date smiling in your timeline.

Another Facebook landmine exists for those who are now in a stable relationship. Finding an ex and friending them can be upsetting to your current partner, even if it’s for nothing more than catching up.

Julie Kent has more at The Cleveland Leader.

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