Ex Files

I’m having a difficult time determining whether I should unfriend an ex or not.

To give a brief and not super detailed background, this ex was my first love. He was the love of my life and I thought for that period of time I would spend the rest of my life with him. He was my best friend, my lover, my entire world. We broke up, and he was dwindling through my life for years after we broke up. In my eyes at this moment of time is that he’s a manipulative asshole that treated me as a back burner. He wanted someone to be on his side and when relationships didn’t work out in his favor he’d bring me back into his life. He’s an asshole. But with him dwindling and playing his stupid games for years after we broke up, my feelings towards him never completely stopped at that time. After our last encounter (about two years ago) which ended up us in the streets yelling and being verbally abusive to each other, I have not spoken to him. We remained friends on Facebook, but I’ve hidden him from viewing any current posts. I know if I were to see him dating or flirting I would get upset, even after all this time. He does occasionally like my statuses. The last one was this summer.

The other day I was looking for a friend from Facebook to follow on Instagram. And there his account was on suggested friends… Posing with another female. It was a glimpse but the feeling in my gut twisted and I just don’t want to deal with it.

So my question for you readers, is should I continue to be friends on Facebook?
(Keeping in mind I don’t see anything that he posts it’s just the merging of other accounts that I’ll see glimpses of what’s going on, and gets me all upset)
Or should I unfriend?

What are your experiences with exes on social media?

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