I joined Google+ to escape Facebook. It didn’t work.

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After my college boyfriend and I broke up in the winter of 2011 (my senior year in college), I began to suspect he had a new flame, in large part because of the photos that started to appear on Facebook. 

“That was taken from the perspective of his bed,” I remember thinking about one. “What would *she* be doing on his bed?”

These investigations caused occasional bouts of anger, or acceptance, or acting out on my side of the net. As others have chronicled before me, social media makes letting go of a relationship even harder.

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