People unfriend one another on Facebook to either prove a point or move on with their lives.
When the person is proving a point, they unfriend in order to let that person know that they are unhappy.
That person who was unfriended said or did something recently that wasn’t appreciated.
It was an argument or something that wasn’t spoken of at the time but endured in silence.
The person who unfriended has issues with the one who was unfriended and it has been building over time.
Those issues don’t seem to be getting resolved and this person feels like their next or only option is to unfriend on Facebook.
The intent is typically not to make this permanent.
In this scenario, the person who is doing the unfriending on Facebook is merely letting the one to blame know that they are unhappy about something.
They feel like there is no alternative to letting this person know how they feel and be taken seriously.
They resort to doing this believing it gives them a degree of control over the situation.
It gives them a sense of security to know that there is a tool that they can use to strike back.
Upon unfriending, there is an initial sense of relief and empowerment.
This period typically doesn’t last too long.
In unfriending someone they are relatively close to, they grow to miss this person’s attention and presence.
They will also be constantly asked by mutual friends about why they have unfriended that particular person.
This builds a formidable degree of pressure on them that ultimately leads to them changing their mind and friending the person again.
There are people who unfriend on Facebook in order to move on with their lives.
They typically do this with the intent of making it permanent.
They were continuously having personal issues with this person.
Several arguments have gone unresolved.
They don’t like specific people that are in this person’s life and believe that those people are a negative influence.
There is just a sense of disconnection and unhappiness.
They feel negativity when they think about this person, believing that by unfriending this person on Facebook, they will have the best chance of cleaning up their negative past with this person and move forward with their lives.
They tried to make the relationship work to no avail, after giving up a lot of their personal time to make things work with this person.
This person was repeatedly told about the unhappiness and this person either didn’t care or barely made the effort to work things out.
Tolerance dissipates, as a hopeless situation persists in dragging them down both emotionally and mentally.
They come to the decision to unfriend this person on Facebook in the hopes that they can move on and create some distance between themselves and the negativity.
The negativity is too much of a factor in their lives, and it could be affecting them so much that they are having a hard time getting along with their own close friends or family members.
Once they recognize how much the negativity is damaging their relationships, they realize that it is best to unfriend this person.
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