Are You ‘Friends With Exes’ Online?
Are you reading this story on your phone right now? If so then you already know the answer to this question that Techjury asked. How much time are you spending on your phone? When was the last time that you went a day without checking the internet on your phone?
How many times do you check your phone a day? 10, 25, 50? According to Slick Text, we check our phone over 60 times a day. So when you are spending your time online, what are you looking at...or who are you looking for?
A recent study says that the coronavirus pandemic is making us miss our ex. Is that you? Don't answer out loud, someone may hear you. Science Direct asked the question: Why do we search for an ex online.
Why We Check For An Ex Online
According to psychologist Dr. Jaime Zuckerman, "this desire is normal because we are looking for comfort during uncertain times." We tell ourselves that we are "just curious" what they are up to.
It's been suggested that we keep tabs on our ex because we want to know if they are seeing someone new, if there is a chance of getting back together, or hoping that they are worse off without you. It even has a name, it's called "Friends With Exes."
The One Thing That Your Exes Have In Common
I've been told that some of my exes were psycho, then I realize that they all had ONE thing in common...Me. I have the feeling I may have made them that way. When I think back to my younger days, I didn't treat them the way that I should.
I've said more than once, that I make a good friend but not a good boyfriend. If that's you, I'M SO SORRY, you deserved better.
We all have our reasons for checking on an ex like boredom or longing for something familiar. However, it may be best if we continue to "social distance during these difficult times". Yes, I was going for the cliche there.