Ending a problematic relationship has never been easy. In today's world it's tougher than ever, with the complications presented by social media and other digital era technologies. That said, if you're stuck in a bad relationship that's not going to get better, breaking up could be one of the most important and meaningful things you can do, as it frees you up for a less stressful and more fulfilling relationship in the future.
If you wanted to break up before the internet came along, you could simply tell the person you were dating that it was over, and then box up all the old pictures and mementos and toss them in the trash. Out of sight, out of mind. Breaking up still wasn't easy, of course, and sometimes there was quite a bit of drama. But you knew the relationship was over and you could move forward.
In 2017, things are not so clear-cut, as breakups can be muddled and befuddled by technological twists and turns that weren't even dreamed of a few years ago. For instance, if you're on Facebook, you're probably familiar with the program's tendency to "share your memories" with you. So yeah, you're likely to be hit, out of the blue, with a picture of you and your ex from three years ago when you were very much in love and having a great time. And that can make letting go and moving on a lot more difficult.
It is, however, possible to successfully and sanely break up in the digital age. Avoid these four things, and you'll be on the right track.