These Tools Help You Block Your Ex Online After A Breakup


While there are countless dating apps looking to find you a new relationship, there is also an emerging market of digital tools to help you forget about your previous one.

A recent article by Kristen V. Brown describes the difficulty of removing all traces of an ex-partner from your digital life.

She calls upon her own experiences trying to delete her ex from social apps and networking sites, which she says isn’t as easy as you’d think.

Speaking about her recent break-up, she said: “Technology was making my heartache worse, but that’s not how these things are supposed to work: Technology is supposed make our lives easier, so I sought out tech fixes for a broken heart.”

She recounts her experiments with a number of ex-blocker platforms, designed to prevent you from visiting pages and reading posts from your ex, like Block Your Ex and KillSwitch.

Brown also mentions an app called Picture to Burn, which links to your mobile’s camera roll and burns your unwanted images with a virtual lighter flame.

Another app tested was Breakup Medicine, which suggested daily exercises and advice to help ease the pain of a break-up, for a cost of $3.99.

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