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Break-up apps that keep you from looking at exes on Facebook/Instagram?

Does anyone know of an app (or apps) that block you from looking at a particular Facebook page, or a particular Instagram feed? I've heard of Break-up Apps that recently have come about where you can 'erase' someone's photos, tags, etc. from your Facebook, as if they were never there, and I also know of chrome extensions which block you from a site altogether, but I can't find a good app that blocks only a particular PAGE on the site (i.e. www.facebook.com/ex'susername). I would like to be able to continue being 'Facebook Friends' with an ex, as not doing so will be disruptive. I also need to use Facebook for my job. I've already blocked them from appearing on my newsfeed and in chat, but I can't seem to stop myself from, fairly regularly, checking their Facebook page, or their Instagram feed. Any good solutions you've seen online? If not, I may have to team up with a programmer to create one because I think it'd be a very useful service! I sure could use it ASAP.
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2014 - 4 answers

the one left behind

I've been seeing a lot of stories from people who left their relationships so that they can go on to be better versions of themselves, because they felt their ex held them back. Is there anything from the perspective of the ex that got left behind? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 3, 2013 - 40 answers

Should I give this another shot?

I searched for similar questions but had a hard time finding something that applied to what I think is a very specific situation. I'm trying to decide if I should attempt dating an ex, and I'm hoping the Hive Mind can help me out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2013 - 23 answers

How does an isolated person heal from a breakup?

I need tips on how to handle/distract myself from a break up when I'm low on the friend count and the money count and don't really leave the house. Ever. [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 30, 2013 - 25 answers

Seeing an old ex stirred up more feelings than expected

So more than 4 years after the breakup and we only dated 6 months. But I see her car in the parking lot at the grocery store I go to. I've never seen her there before. I keep looking and see that it's definitely her in the car. We didn't talk. I don't think she saw me. I was leaving as she was pulling in. But my heart definitely raced and all sorts of emotions came flooding back. I was disappointed that it affected me as much as it did. Does this need fixing? How would I fix this? [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeah on Sep 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Is this just a special-snowflake-petty relationship concern?

If your partner did something wrong when you first started dating and you didn’t find out until later when you were deep in a happy relationship, what would you do? How much of the past do you let go and how much of the past do you let define the present (e.g., break up)? [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Sep 12, 2013 - 47 answers

Why do you keep in touch with your ex?

Went through a bad break up a few months ago and have recently been emailing back and forth with my ex. Our conversation is at a point where I can either let it die or keep it up. I've been trying to weigh the pros and cons and honestly can't think of too many pros. I'm just curious about people who do stay in touch with their ex(es). What do you gain from it? [more inside]
posted by aleatorictelevision on Sep 5, 2013 - 42 answers

hurting over past relationship now more than when the break up happened

I feel like I'm going backwards with the break up over my past relationship which occured over six months ago. I was fine for months afterwards and, in the past couple of weeks, I've been feeling increasingly guilty over my behaviour toward my depressed ex and it hurts to think about memories together and him in general much more than it used to. Is it normal, could it be because our one year anniversary would have been in a few days? Why is it happening, when I feel like I care more about my current bf than I did him? Am I betraying him? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by opalshards on Sep 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Dealing with The Ex (who isn't mine).

Before meeting me, my boyfriend was involved in an intense LDR which ended in a dramatic and painful breakup. His ex will be visiting our city for work next week. I've just found out through the grapevine that she will also be attending a show that we have had tickets to -- and been looking forward to -- for a long time. Do I tell my boyfriend and potentially put him off from going to the show? Do I keep quiet and hope we don't run into her? HALP. [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Jul 9, 2013 - 23 answers

Looking for advice on how to remain friends with ex

What might I do or not do in order to help us move from relationship to friendship? [more inside]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Apr 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Is continuing to sleep with an ex ever not a bad idea?

TL;DR: The guy I'm dating non-exclusively is still sleeping with his ex. I can't decide if this is a red flag or not. For the record, I have been the one insisting we keep things open. [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 28, 2013 - 36 answers

Help me deal with a (crazy?) ex.

LTR ended without a word. We're going to have to see each other a lot. How should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

How much contact is appropriate after a break-up?

I broke up with my then-fiancée in September 2012. What is the appropriate amount of contact after a break-up? I've struggled with finding a good balance. Give me some advice for the next go-round. [more inside]
posted by mellosphere on Jan 8, 2013 - 32 answers

Feeling like a lame duck in the dating pond

How to make sense of dating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me stop e-stalking my ex

Will you share some practical tips on how I can stop e-stalking my ex. [more inside]
posted by feastorfamine on Nov 8, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I win his heart back?

please help me gain back his trust and love - i feel like i'm dying [more inside]
posted by canadiantuxedo on Nov 1, 2012 - 65 answers

Is this a new friendship or a ticking timebomb?

My ex has sneaked back into my life during a difficult time. I'm appreciative of his support but I'm nervous about backsliding emotionally. How do I set the right boundaries? Or is this just the "being friends with your ex when you're ready" thing I've read so much about here on the green? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Don't want drama but don't want other girls being lied to

I recently broke up with my boyfriend of three and a half years. In the time we were still living together but broken up I found out he was starting several relationships. Should I let these women know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2012 - 88 answers

Shall I visit my kind-of-ex or not?

Travelling to a country where someone that I was involved with fairly recently and parted on amicable terms lives. Shall I visit him - and risk either rekindling a relationship that doesn't really have a future, or becoming even more heartbroken? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 - 18 answers

how to get over an ex completely?

how to get over a breakup when you don't want the person back, but feel no closure? (note:very long) [more inside]
posted by teaforone on Feb 24, 2012 - 22 answers

My girlfriend lies about hanging out with her ex

Is it okay for my girlfriend to hang out with her needy ex? Why she would hide their meetings if there's nothing to hide? Am I rational or am I the product of being cheated on several times in the past? [more inside]
posted by dreamsofhorses on Dec 21, 2011 - 42 answers

Was this (ex)relationship problem properly handled?

Recently, I said some harsh things to an ex whom until recently I had remained very good friends with. These things had been boiling inside me for months and I had to say them at this point. However, ever since I said them, she has disappeared from her online profiles (which she updated multiple times every day), I have no way of contacting her, and I'm worried. Obviously there's a lot going on, and some of it may be serious. [more inside]
posted by marriedtotacos on Dec 18, 2011 - 33 answers

About those "reformed" ex-boyfriends and girlfriends..

Reformed exes- "suck it and see", or leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Meetup with Ex Gone Wrong

Met up with ex-girlfriend six months after the break-up. Things went well, and then they didn't. Am blaming myself a lot and need to know what, if I anything, I can do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 - 31 answers

How do I tell my blog readers that we've broken up?

I have a sort of popular blog and I occasionally blogged about my relationship with another blogger. We've broken up. How do I handle it? [more inside]
posted by idle on Sep 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Schroedinger's ex: I'm over him. I'm not over him.

I'm having a difficult time trying to mentally process an ex's recent wedding because I'm hung up on the sex/religion aspect of it all. I need advice on how to stop thinking about him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 - 33 answers

I'm not over her; help me deal with her presence.

I've accepted that I likely won't be completely over my ex until after we both graduate. Considering that, how can I deal with being around her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Cordial Exes

The friends of my recent ex-bf sent me an email invite to attend their monthly music jam session. My ex will probably be attending. I want to go, but I also don't want to make things awkward. [more inside]
posted by chara on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 answers

I'm ready to be over my ex. What's taking so long?!

The ex and I broke up a year ago. I've been seeing someone else and am extremely happy, but it still bothers me that the ex's new relationship is going well. I don't understand why he's treating this other person so well when he treated me so poorly. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Mar 30, 2011 - 45 answers

How to deal with confusion related to important things?

An ex, mixed signals, and dangerous times. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 - 14 answers

I found pictures of

I was looking through the pictures on my BF's iPhone this morning, and I found a few pictures of his ex girlfriend that he had saved recently. He claims that he has no feelings for her. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by maggymay on Dec 15, 2010 - 56 answers

WASH THIS MAN RIGHT OUTTA MY HAIR

How can I enjoy things that are tainted with memories of my ex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2010 - 23 answers

To tell or not to tell: that is the beanplating question.

Would you want to know if your partner talks to their ex regularly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 42 answers

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change!

How do I stop resenting my girlfriend's behaviour towards her ex? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I contact my ex-boyfriend for help with buying a car?

I’m looking to buy my first (used) car, but feeling kind of overwhelmed by the process. I don’t really have anyone in my life who is car-savvy. Is it a bad idea to ask my ex for advice or help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 11 answers

De profundis clamavi ad te

Ghosts-of-relationships-past-filter: How do I forget an old girlfriend, years gone by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Teaching an old dog new tricks...that I learned from another dog.

How can I teach my ex what I've learned while we were apart? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Dec 15, 2009 - 16 answers

I don't really know why this has to be awkward.

College freshman drama: After knowing A. for a week, I dated him for two; I was the one who broke it off. A month later, I started dating D. It's been three weeks since that started and things have been fantastic, except A. still refuses to talk to either one of us. This is awkward because we all live in the same dorm. Is there anything I can do to make things smoother? [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on Nov 24, 2009 - 36 answers

Am I the dick in this situation?

A friend of mine is currently pretty pissed at me because I'm about to hang out with a girl that's friends with his ex's sister. In his mind it's only a matter of time before I'm hanging out with his ex too. Is he being an irrational dick, or will continuing to hang out with this girl only result in me getting a taste of my own dick medicine? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Nov 4, 2009 - 34 answers

Leave me alone!

Ex-boyfriend mails crazy letter to my family. Seems to have totally lost it, and concocted a conspiracy theory that they were out to get him, and will somehow end up destroying my life. I. Am. Freaked. Out. Next steps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2008 - 23 answers

People are not Pokemon. Stop trying to keep them all.

How can I reign in jealousy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Sexy ex sabotage

How to tolerate his flirtatious ex? (slightly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by idle on Dec 2, 2007 - 42 answers

Ex ex go away, I don't ever want to think about you again

I don't want to be the bitch new girlfriend, but I also am upset by traces of his ex. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 69 answers

Getting Over Him

How do I stop thinking about a jerky ex-boyfriend now that I'm with someone really great? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Can I get him back?

Very touchy situation with my ex almost but not quite boyfriend. Any and all insight appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2007 - 23 answers

I'm making myself miserable!

How can I stop thinking about my boyfriend's past loves? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on May 20, 2007 - 32 answers

Dreams about the ex

Why do I continue to have dreams about my ex-boyfriend from 10 years ago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2007 - 33 answers

Are we too young?

LongDistanceFilter: Ok, well technically we're broken up but its purely for strategic reasons. But we both believe that we both have serious long term potencial, the only problem is that circumstances are against us. [more inside]
posted by apfel on Sep 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Feelings for the ex?

To what extent is it okay/normal to have feelings for one's ex? What if you're in a new, very serious, relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2006 - 20 answers

Here we go again

I screwed up a relationship once, and I'm doing it again. Someone stop me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 16 answers

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