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The Surprising Way People Actually Handle Breakups On Facebook

Is this how you handle them?

According to a new study in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, we're all a lot more mature about handling our breakups on Facebook than we probably think, Science of Relationships reports.

Researchers asked 200 "young adults" who'd broken up with someone within the last two years about their post-breakup Facebook usage and found that 28 percent of them just got the hell off Facebook all together, or at least spent less time on it and barely talked about the breakup in status updates.

Twenty-three percent changed their status to "single" or the classic "it's complicated," or removed all evidence of their past relationship from their page. Ten percent of people stalked their exes constantly, which, if you think about it, is a really low number. Nine percent just avoided looking at their ex's page or unsubscribed from their feed, which takes some serious restraint, so hats off to them. Eight percent didn't change anything and kept acting like they always did on Facebook. And in the 4 percent club, 4 percent of people made super-sad status updates about the loss, 4 percent of people unfriended or blocked their exes, and a final 4 percent posted nonstop about all the awesome shit they'd been doing lately.

The study doesn't say why all these people handled it the way they did, but I have to give the majority of us some serious credit for being able to just walk away from Facebook without teary rants about how Jason is gone and he's never coming back. Because that shit is tempting as hell.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.