A Healthy Dose Of Unfriending
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A Healthy Dose Of Unfriending

Sometimes, you just need to do it.

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A Healthy Dose Of Unfriending

Social Media. I have a love-hate relationship with you. You are a bountiful source of information about the world and people, you attach me to uplifting articles and hilarious memes that have me entertained for hours...probably too many at that. And most importantly, you keep me in the loop with my friends an ocean away, my family back home and my puppies whom I miss dearly.

However, as I'm sure we all have experienced at one time or another, there are some things about this network that can put our panties in a bunch at times. People are great, I love them, but sometimes knowing too much about anybody is just that, too much. As much as I would like to delete my social media profiles on certain days, I know I ultimately won't, but a healthy dose of unfriending never did anyone wrong!

Sometimes we just need to do it. So let's look through our profiles and see if we can pick out a few people who might not make the cut this time around.


1. The Extremist

Their political or social views are too polar to yours and they tend to be overly verbal about issues that make you cringe. Not healthy for them or for you, so say good-bye.

2. The Happy Couple

Sweetie, honey, pumpkin, snickerdoodle, babydoll, the love of my life, so lucky to have you blah blah blah. Over lovey-dovey posts that are gag-able. Good for you, but I don't care to be informed anymore. Xoxo.

3. The Selfie Stick

I applaud you if you never struggle with this, but do you ever look at someone's pictures and automatically feel terrible about yourself? Everyone should love themselves and see the beauty in every person, but there's always that person who gets 378 likes on their photo and leaves you feeling unsatisfied with yourself and thinking about what meal to skip. Maybe unfollow them for a little while you work n self-love, then see if you want them back in your feed. C u l8r.

4. Rude

There's always the extreme of someone being directly rude to you. No time for that. Peace out bro.

5. The X

Whether it be girlfriend, boyfriend, or just friend, sometimes you need to block them out of your feed for a little while so every time you see his/her face you don't start playing Adele or punching things. Space is good.

6. The Pusher

Come to a cheese Fest in Milwaukee! Play Candy Crush! Like my page! Like my friend's aunt's fish's page! Donate to my fund to buy myself a Hoverboard! No. I'm a university student with a busy schedule and no money in my pocket.

7. DRAMA

Ah those kids posting about other people and starting fights about probably nothing that really matters. Get over it boo-boo. And if not, I don't want to hear about it.

8. The What? Why?

Their content is not interesting to you. Cool you love cats more than breathing, but I don't want to see that right meow.

9. "Usually I don't make these kinds of posts but..."

Yes you do. In fact, they are the only kinds of posts that you make and they are all about only the negative things in your life. Cheer up sunshine.

10. The Stranger

You straight don't know who they are. Let them go. Adios.

11. The Creep

We all know them and we don't want them knowing the intimate or even surface level things about our lives. Toodles.

It's honestly refreshing to get rid of some of those unnecessary names in your feed. Maybe give it a try today. Hopefully after reading this we are still friends...

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