Relationships Move Online and Breaking Up Is Hard to Do


Break-ups were always difficult, but, with the advent of social networking, breaking up is now really hard to do.

It used to be a getting a key to your lover’s apartment or a drawer in a dresser was a sign of commitment. When you broke up, you packed up your toothbrush and simply returned the key.

Now, a sign of commitment is exchanging passwords to email or online accounts (both social and financial). In addition, part of the evolution of a relationship entails becoming Facebook friends with your significant other’s friends.

As Laura Holson points out in her article in the New York Times, as every aspect of a relationship has moved online, the whole idea of break up has changed.

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