In today's social media-ruled world, following and unfollowing someone on Instagram, or any other social media platform, can be a big deal for some people. And while exes unfollowing each other after a breakup is pretty common — especially if things didn't end well — it can still hurt when you're on the receiving end of that pesky unfollow button. Once you notice that your ex has purged you from their Instagram feed, it can be really frustrating and maybe a little disheartening. If you start to feel this way, these four mantras to recite when your ex unfollows you on Instagram can be really helpful in propelling you toward a life without them.
Though you may feel angry at your ex after finding out they unfollowed you (which is totally fair, your feelings are valid), the truth is, they may not have been able to emotionally cope with seeing your posts. "A broken heart combined with constant reminders of your ex can be like self-torture," Trina Leckie, breakup coach and host of the breakup BOOST podcast, previously told Elite Daily. "In order to be able to move on and heal, it is best to go with the 'out of sight, out of mind' approach," she said. So, while you have every right to be annoyed that your ex unfollowed you, try to look at the positive side instead, with these four mantras.