Going through a breakup while looking at your ex on Facebook is like trying to quit smoking while working in one of those little cigarette huts: you can't get over something if you keep staring at it every moment of the damn day. Thankfully, Facebook now recognizes the horrible role it has played in so many breakups, and the site's "Compassion Team" is launching new tools to help keep that former flame out of your f***ing feed.
According to Facebook's product manager, Kelly Winters, the new tools will pop up when you change your relationship status. Then, Facebook will prompt you with a bunch of questions that don't just limit what you see from your ex, but what your ex sees from you.
Winters notes that the tool can also be used for non-romantic relationships, and the changes don't have to be forever if you guys actually want to be friends (lol). While it's currently in development, the feature will first be rolled out for U.S. Facebookers on mobile, probably because those are the people who take breakups the hardest.
Or, you could just be a real adult and un-friend your ex.