“Just as real life contact with ex-partners may inhibit growth, healing, and well-being, so may virtual contact,” Wiederhold noted.
Over 450 study participants admitted that when they remained Facebook friends with an ex, it led to more stress, sexual desires, and other negative and lonely emotions.
A similar study published in 2009 found that college students who spend a lot of time on Facebook are likely to monitor their boyfriend or girlfriend’s activity, which could lead to jealousy issues.
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