EXCERPT: “Though social media stalking is normal, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. ‘From a mental health perspective, you shouldn’t keep tabs on your ex via social media because you can’t have a genuine, clean break and really move forward while you’re still staying in your ex’s life, even if it is remotely through social media,’ says Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in self-esteem and relationships. ‘As I tell my clients, social stalking is like taking the scab off of the wound that’s starting to heal from the breakup and then having to start the healing process all over again.’ In other words, it creates a vicious cycle that becomes more and more frustrating and hurtful as time goes on. Ugh.”
Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph. D is widely-recognized among the best psychologists in Los Angeles. She is available for free intake consultations that can be requested through her site.