05/15/2013 06:27 pm ET Updated May 15, 2013

Delete Ex On Facebook: Should You Unfriend Your Ex After A Split?


You and your ex have officially called it quits. You've split up all your belongings, moved into separate homes, and you've cried more tears than you thought possible. The last step? For some, it's deleting him or her as your friend on Facebook.

But clicking "unfriend" isn't always that easy. In fact, a new study out of the University of California, Santa Cruz suggested that while some people delete every last reminder of their ex online -- including unfriending him or her on Facebook -- others hold onto digital memories of the relationship, even monitoring their exes' activity on social media. "I follow his Facebook and I still check it," one responder told the researchers.

With the study in mind, we asked our readers on Facebook and Twitter whether or not its a good idea to delete an ex on Facebook. Click through the slideshow below to see what they had to say, then head to the comments and tell us if you think it's a good idea to unfriend your ex post-split.

Should You Delete Your Ex On Facebook?

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