(Closed) Facebook Dilmena Help!!!

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee

You need to stop worrying about PAST bf’s.  He knows you have moved on (it’s been a year).  Not to say, it’s your Facebook profile, you are free to do or say what ever you wish.  If it bothers you that much, you can choose to hide your relationship from the public.  But will that hurt your bf?  You may need to make a choice on who you end up hurting.  I would choose the ex.  

Post # 4
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree 100% with sdjurado84.  What matters most at this point is how your CURRENT bf feels. 


Post # 5
604 posts
Busy bee

Keep the old bf/ friend on there for a couple weeks then delete him or put that person on limited profile to not see your wall or be able to comment on there this way you avoid problems and dont embarass new bf

Post # 6
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with the previous posts.  In my case, before Fiance and I got engaged, we had no Facebook relationship status on our pages, and the people who knew us and we cared about knew we were together.  That was enough for us.  We did that for many reasons, but a big one was that if we were ever to break up, everyone on Facebook goes crazy and “is sorry for you” and “hopes you feel better” and “knows you are better off without him”.  And for anyone who is going through a break-up, the last thing you want is even MORE constant reminders about your ex.  Fortunately for us, we did end up getting engaged and couldn’t be happier!  After all the important people in our lives knew about our engagement, we did change our statuses to say we were engaged – not to rub it in anyone’s face but because we were SO very excited with the news and wanted to tell everyone – we are getting married!

You don’t want to hurt your friend/ex, but if your bf is your future then it doesn’t matter what your ex thinks.  It is your current bf that matters!

Post # 7
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would probably not friend the ex. You were friends for 9 years & then dated, FB friending may not help with closure.

If you’re not comfortable putting your current bf because of privacy & don’t want anyone to know personal info about you, that’s one thing. But if the only reason you don’t want your bf linked to you is because of your ex, you may want to think & takl with your bf. Just know you wouldn’t be rubbing it in the ex’s face because you’re not emailing him & saying “hey I’m dating THIS guy!”… you’re just putting things on your profile. Plus, your ex probably won’t know when you started dating your current bf anyways.

You can also change your profile so no one can see any info about you if they’re not already your friend. Or you can change it so only some info is shown.

Post # 8
990 posts
Busy bee

It isnt that serious. He may never sign on to FB or ever read your statuses or profile. Plus he can’t expect you to not move on with your life.

Post # 9
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Go into your settings and un-check the box that says “publish relationship status changes” therefore when you accept being in a relationship with your Boyfriend or Best Friend (which you SHOULD do) it will not appear on any of your friends new pages.

It will still appear under info but it will definitely not be flaunting your relationship in anyones face!

Post # 10
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ummm…you have a date listed on here..are you engaged or just about to be? If so, this ex may already know through others your relationship status. Move on, everyone does and he maybe more moved on then you think. I do not think it is flaunting in anyway. For me and rules with Facebook, if you do not want someone to see something, don’t friend them. All of my info except for marital status and city is public. No one can message me, see my wall or other info without friending me first. I even deleted some extended family (DH cousins, 2nd cousins and so forth) I never met bc they were kinda sketchy and I just do not want everyone knowing all about me or my Darling Husband. I’m not exactly for being friends with an ex on FB anyways but thats bc my past is my past and that is where it needs to stay.

Post # 12
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2006

Just a word of caution . . .If this person can not seem to get over you then maybe it would be a kidness not to “friend” them at all or delete them after the fact (especially if they have a lot of friends where it is less noticable).  My Hubby doesn’t do FB, in fact he is pretty sure it’s Big Brother in disguise.  Out of respect for his wishes I don’t even use his name, photo or anything. 

But before I met my Hubby I was introduced to another guy who decided he really liked me but I didn’t like him so much.  From the get go I wasn’t really comfortable even giving him my phone number so we just Immed a bit but there was really no chemistry there for me at all.  So we parted ways for a few years.  In the meantime I got married, moved to another state, etc.  Fast forward a couple of years, the guy contacts me and wants to be “friends”.  Turns out he’s been following me on the ‘Net for years via sites like FB.  He even admitted to friending “Friends” of mine so he could copy pics of me from their pages.  He  told me drove 60 miles to my new hometown and went to my place of employment but I wasn’t working that day.  It has taken 2 1/2 years and my husband threatening to take this not just to the police but to the man’s employers (he is a high school teacher) and finally in the last two months I think he has stopped.

My point being, you already think this person still has feelings. Some people it doesn’t take much of a “connection”  or much “attention” on your part for them to try to continue a realtionship. 

Post # 14
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you should care more about your new bf instead of hurting your old bf’s feelings.  you’ve moved on, and so should he.  friend him, but set him to a limited profile so he can’t see much of your info.

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