Breaking Up with Social Media

ISYS6621: Social Media and Digital Business

Of all the “wisdom” out there about relationships, there seems to be one, universal, capital-T Truth that no one in their right mind would disagree with: break-ups suck. They eat away at you from the inside out and try to rip you apart and it takes all your willpower to keep yourself in one piece and put one foot in front of the other. It takes all your energy to complete simple tasks that used to be automatic, like pulling yourself out of bed in the morning. Even eating can feel like a chore when you’re heartbroken. You feel like you’re at war with yourself and it’s confusing and exhausting and it sucks. You desperately want to feel better.

Research shows “that feelings of intense romantic love engage regions of the brain’s ‘reward system,’ specifically dopamine pathways associated with energy, focus, motivation, ecstasy, and craving, including primary regions associated…

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