Good Idea of The Day: Facebook is Testing a Program That Helps You See Less of Your Ex
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Breakups undoubtedly suck.

And seeing your ex in your Facebook Newsfeed continues to suck for many months after going through a tough breakup. But Facebook wants to ease that pain.

The company announced today a new feature that would soften the blow of any exposure to your ex on the platform.

When a person changes their relationship status on Facebook a series of options will appear.

You can limit what your ex-partner sees (photos, videos and status updates) and what you see from their profile.

"This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives. We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control," Facebook said in a blog post.

Sounds great, Facebook. Now can you delete all those couple's Instagram pics for us?

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Wu-Tang Clan is a relationship “killah.”

On a recent episode of “Divorce Court” with Lynn Toler, a man named Nathan Sellers accuses his girlfriend Lia Palmquist of having sex with the entire hip hop group.

She admits that she went back stage at a show one night, got on their tour bus and later hung out with the group at their hotel (until 7am!), but she didn’t sleep with any of them.

“We were not doing anything but talking,” she says, defending herself. “We talked a lot about politics.”

But Nathan doesn’t believe that for a second.

“She gave Wu some Tang,” he says.

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You still can’t actually dislike someone’s post on Facebook, but now you can use the social network to end your marriage.

A New York Supreme Court justice has ruled that a woman named Ellanora Baidoo can legally serve her husband a divorce summons through Facebook messenger.

She legally married Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku back in 2009, but because he wouldn’t go through with a traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony, she now wants out of the relationship. They separated, and the only way she has been able to contact him is on the phone or through Facebook, so there has been no way to get him the required paperwork.

Until now. Her lawyer will be messaging him once a week for three weeks, or until he finally responds.

A 2013 study suggested that excessive Facebook usage is likely to cause relationship problems in the first place, which could lead to a breakup or divorce.

So it’s all now just an endless cycle of drama and heartbreak online.

And until your soon-to-be ex responds, it’s probably best to change your status to “It’s Complicated.”

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