Recently a girlfriend of mine had her relationship come to a halt. And, although this was probably for the best there was one thing about it that really just rubbed me the wrong way; the idiot, ended it on Facebook. Yes my friends FACEBOOK. What’s that all about? Are you kidding me?
For many, Facebook has become an integral part of how we communicate with others. We make plans via Facebook, we announce what we’re eating via Facebook, we post our engagements via Facebook. In general it’s a very useful tool for communicating with those we care about, and with those we don’t really care about. That said, Facebook is not a place where one breaks-up with another! It is neither a restaurant, car, home or cafe. It is the internet.
So I was thinking to myself about what kind of person would break-up with someone via the book? A mature, socially-ept person? A kind, considerate and respectful person? No, that’s not the kind of person who would end a relationship on Facebook. A person who would do that is most likely a teenager wrapped inside a grown-ups body. Because I can not think of any reason why a decent human being would end a relationship via once again…the internet.
Anyway, to this big dummy (who probably wouldn’t realize that this is good advice), here’s a list of better ways to end a relationship rather than the Facebook:
- Face-to-face is the first place to start. Perhaps over coffee?
- Maybe in a living room of one of your homes?
- Perhaps in a car?
- In a hand written note, given in person? Kind of a weenie way to go about it, but at least it’s in person.
- In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Although this is not as good as in person, at least there’s some emotion that can be felt.
Ways not to break-up with someone if you’re over the age of 17:
- Really any social media device.
- Text message.
Really, if you’re going to go about it that way, you may as well break-up with her on a post-it and call yourself Berger. If you don’t know this reference, then you better go watch some Sex and the City and fast.