Did you just discover someone unfriended you on Facebook? Are you baffled as to why they removed you from their Facebook friends list? Are you wondering why they chose to unfriend you? Does it bug you that you’ve been removed from someone’s Facebook friend’s list?
If so, you’re not alone.This has been discussed frequently on message boards, and many Facebook users do not enjoy being unfriended on Facebook. In fact, “why do people unfriend on Facebook” is a commonly searched term in search engines.
If you’ve experienced the dreading “unfriending” on Facebook, don not take it personally. Life is too short to let other people hurt you. Below are a few reasons why people choose to unfriend others on Facebook.
Perhaps this person who unfriended you is just plain jealous. They might be envious of your lavish vacations, custom built home (that you posted photos of), and more. They might even just be jealous that you are so perky all the time. Or, perhaps they are jealous because you married their high school crush. Some people just don’t want to be reminded constantly of what they don’t have, and they are willing to lose a friendship over it.
They frequently go through their list and “purge” people they don’t communicate with.
On the message board that I am on, I learned that some people often review their list and delete friends. They do this because they don’t want them to have access to their private details and happenings of their life. They will remove people they haven’t talked with in a long time, and whom they don’t want to keep in touch with personally.
They want to limit the amount of friends they have.
Your Facebook status updates are annoying.
It is possible that this person just got tired of your Facebook status updates. Perhaps they just couldn’t take hearing about your child’s dirty diapers, your complaints about your job, and every little detail of your life. They might have gotten bored of hearing about what you ate for supper and what you watched on TV.
Personally, I think the idea choice is just to “hide” someone if you’re annoyed by their posts. However, some feel it is best to just remove people completely from their virtual lives.
They’re going through some personal issues.
Some people will choose to limit their Facebook friends list if they are experiencing a crisis. For example, they could be going through a divorce, and want only their closest friends to hear of the details. Or, perhaps, they have been diagnosed with a serious illness and don’t want everyone aware of the situation.
You use inappropriate language in wall posts and status updates.
Some people are upset if someone leaves wall posts filled with vulgar language on their wall. They feel it is the best choice to remove you completely. They do not want their Facebook wall to have obscene remarks on it.
They’re experiencing infertility.
This is not a common reason, but it is a reason some people remove Facebook friends. If they are experiencing infertility, it can be too upsetting to see your posts discussing your baby’s weight, your kid’s first word, details of your pregnancy and more. It can be emotionally painful to hear the constant baby talk. They feel the best way for them to handle this is to remove you from their Facebook friends list.
These are just a handful of reasons why people remove friends from Facebook. Facebook has changed lives, many times for the better, but sometimes it complicates our lives as well. If you’ve been unfriended, just let it go. Want to read more about Facebook? Take a look at “5 Ways Facebook is a lot Like Preschool”and “Should I Friend My Ex on Facebook?” Happy Facebooking!