Do I Owe You An Explanation When I Unfriend You On Facebook?


I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook.

It’s fun, amusing, a time sucker, and a drama maker. And the last two words are why I just have the hate part with Facebook. Facebook instead of what it was intended for has turned into a religious, political, opinionated cesspool where our “Facebook Friends” have the ability to share with you their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs about any and everything. They can inundate their friends with political rhetoric, religious pontificating, sales crap, or any scads of other shit. Stuff they’d never do in person. Facebook creates a sense of false security, kind of like liquid courage when we take a shot of whiskey.

I’ll be the first to say I have been guilty of it. I’d be a hypocrite If I said any differently.

However, what I am doing on my own Facebook is asking myself “Would I make this a topic of conversation?” If my answer is yes then I will post it.

Anyhow- I have been systematically either removing folks from my feed or unfriending them. As of late I’ve gotten some push back.

I’m “passive aggressive” because I didn’t make the effort to write to those who I chose to unfriend.

Excuse me? I’m passive aggressive because I don’t feel I owe you an explanation as to why I choose to unfriend you? Since when do I owe anyone an explanation of who I choose to socialize with, talk to, interact with, or have a relationship with?

The bottom line is I don’t.

In fact, one person in particular I unfriend and chose to block I don’t think I will ever communicate with again. I don’t hate This individual — I’m just done and don’t have the energy to take the time to go into a lengthy back and forth with them about the why’s.

They ate never going to understand or accept the why’s – They can proclaim to anyone around them what a mean,disrespectful, and passive aggressive person I am for “dumping them “. And that’s okay. They are entitled to her opinions. They are even entitled to thinking they are right. I am that over it that I don’t care.

So I didn’t give them an explanation. I’m not going to give them an explanation. If they were that worried about it they could have contacted me when it happened and asked me. But no- they didn’t they behaved exactly as I predicted which is one of the many reasons I unfriended them and distanced myself on purpose from them and their circle of friends.

I made a promise to myself when I turned 50 I was going to live differently, become healthy– physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Sometimes that means you have to make decisions that some aren’t going to like.

One thought on “Do I Owe You An Explanation When I Unfriend You On Facebook?

  1. I try not to spend too much time on FB; I think it affects one’s thinking processes, and not in a good way. I seldom unfriend anyone, but there are many I just ignore.

    On the other hand, I never made a game out of friending as many people as I could; some offers I never accepted at all. Then again, as you know, I am a snob.

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