4 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook And Never Look Back

Yes, I’m serious. There is nothing more liberating than cutting the ties that bind you to arguably the most addictive form of social media out there. Whether you have deleted your Facebook, are considering deleting it, or get nauseous at the thought of it, here are a few reasons to take the plunge.


Keep your life yours.

Sure, keeping up with old friends is great… but who says they necessarily should have access to your entire life now even though you haven’t spoken in months, or years? That relationship status that you update, does everyone really need to know if you’re still dating so-and-so, so they can judge your love life? After I deleted my Facebook I realized that I truly coveted all aspects of my life, from the small moments to the bigger ones like relationships, enough to keep them to myself and those I am truly close with beyond viral perimeters.


Keep friendships and relationships more intimate.

Deleting your Facebook doesn’t mean that people will talk to you less, it just means that they will have to work a little harder to keep in touch with you… but does sending a text really qualify as that much harder anyway? Using the phone or email more helps to keep your relationships at least a little more personal than a Facebook message or chat. And of course, nothing beats in person contact, so deleting Facebook can be a motivating factor to engage in more intimate friendship communication.


Be more productive.

Without the Facebook distraction, you can focus more on what matters to you both online and in your daily life – like that blog you love to update, or going to more exercise classes at the gym or spending more time outdoors. Instead of being a computer zombie, break the cycle and try to embrace the world before Facebook – or in this case, after.


No more drama.

This is really self-explanatory. Without an overabundance of information, or an extra channel in which to monitor or be monitored, you have more control over the information you see and the information others see. No more incriminating photos or statuses, and no stumbling across incriminating wall posts that fill your head with doubt or negative energies.


What do you think?

Have you deleted your Facebook? If so, how do you feel about your decision? Are you thinking of keeping your Facebook, or would you never delete it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.


  1. avatar Ryan Hoffman says:

    It’s been 3 days. Best decision I have made in a long time!

  2. avatar April says:

    I deleted my Facebook today and need to wait for 30days for compete deletion and have no plan to open it again. I just find most of my friends and family now a days are toxic and I don’t like their negativity, too much negativity sucks and I know if I will stay more it will affect me in the long run.

  3. avatar Comeon says:

    I never used FacerBook seriously. I more than 5 accounts before, but, you know, I never used any one for more than 10 hours. Yes, I keep one or two accounts, because an association in which I am a member uses it as something information dissemination. But it is only some tiny things in my life. I live in capital city, but this is for planting a small garden. How tiny it is!

    When I want to check it, I install it. Then I just delete it. Never so serious using it.

    A real hug is more than a billion words!

  4. avatar Rodilyn says:

    I agree with it. Few weeks ago I planned tp delete my accounts because of the bad effect

  5. avatar David Tuite says:

    I deleted fb because I kept getting banned for the most petty reasons and the last straw came when I shared a funny photo of Hitlers head on a dolphin, nothing remotely offensive about it and yet the friend I shared it from didn’t get banned wtf!!

  6. avatar Simone says:

    I could not agree more with all of these reasons listed!! Thank you for this article, it took the words right out of my mouth!!

    I quit Facebook a while back for several reasons, including these ones mentioned. Firstly, I was beyond sick to death of my newsfeed filling up with all sorts of superficial rubbish, of vain, superficial, shallow girls posting numerous photos of themselves posing vainly and pouting in low-cut, revealing dresses on nights out, or just anything that screamed vain and loud like that, expecting loads of “likes” ofcourse. Nearly every profile picture I came across was like that.

    People posting every aspect of their personal life/daily lives as well on Facebook drove me crazy. For example, young girls in their late teens/early twenties listing every detail of their pregnancy and birth, just desperate for attention, including photos of their bumps and everything, and even updating their status with their stage of labour, along with saying typical, cliché things such as: “My son/daughter isn’t even born yet though I’ve never loved anything so much in my life, along with anything else that’s very American cliché type. It seemed like a celeb wannabe thing with all the publicity craving. They were so not mature enough to have children. Stuff like that just wastes your time/mental energy, along with all the other rubbish on Facebook such as other people posting statuses of everything going on in their life, bragging about achievements with the expectance of many likes, or just anyone posting photos of every moment of an outing/holiday/night out etc or what they eat, like exposing so much and it’s sad because it’s all so fake and such an illusion, it’s much more meaningful to keep stuff like that private and just show/tell the people closest to you or who you know at least on a more intimate, private basis. It just gives the chance to expose so much of people’s lives and privacy and encourage such superficiality. I would find myself constantly wasting so much precious time looking at the updates of strangers lives, scrolling through my news feed daily either getting annoyed or bored as a result. Not to mention I either barely knew or didn’t know most of my Facebook friends, only usually being friends/acquaintances with about 10 out of 400 odd of them.

    I’d feel really exposed myself, even if I didn’t maintain any activity. For instance, I’d get loads of people I hadn’t even dealt with in many years from school sending me friend requests, and I was just like: “Why have you added me, what relevance to you have to me now?” Not to mention it would usually be people from my past who were from my past for a reason, cos they either bullied me or were so-called “friends” from school. I’ve come a long way since then, why would I want them being able to have access to me again?

    Oh and women in their 20s/30s acting like 12 year old girls posting anti-men stuff saying stuff that basically went something like this: “Guys who don’t treat their girls like princesses are scum of the earth!” Making out that guys who didn’t pamper their girlfriends and be at their beck and call with chocolates, pull out their chair all the time, do EVERYTHING for them and have it not be returned, basically who don’t slave away for their girlfriends are just rotten human beings. I saw something even that said: “Guys should always do the chasing in relationships. If a woman has to the chasing, it means the man isn’t interested and that’s a problem, always let the guy do the chasing!!” Not just was this so middle-ages, but it was actually more insulting and offensive to women than it was men, animalizing and objectifying them. Not to mention posts that made out only men did horrible stuff like cheating etc!!

    Stuff like this would make me so mad on a daily basis it was not healthy for me, which is why I just had to quit. Having quit facebook just makes me feel so much healthier and gives me the chance to, like you mention, be more productive and explore the more real, meaningful aspects of life like keeping intimate friendships, hobbies such as reading and just anything that is very refreshing and relieving from Facebook, as well as the relief of feeling I have complete privacy and my life is not an open book. I just use WhatsApp or texting now if I want to keep in touch with the considerably smaller number of people who actually matter to me than the amount of Facebook friends I had. It feels so much more natural and just me. Apologies about the essay here, I’m just really enthusiastic about writing!! :’)

    • avatar Leanne says:

      Spot on!! Refreshing to see that there are actually others are on same wavelength as me.

  7. avatar Robert C. says:

    Hi, I ran across this while looking for something to help my wife today- she’s rather upset with some Facebook nonsense and I suggested she delete her account. I kicked my Facebook habit 4 years ago and then 2 years later dropped Instagram – I’VE NOT ONCE REGRETTED either, I am grateful to have them out of my life. We all know now that tobacco companies knew smoking was bad for us and yet they continued to research ways to make their products more addictive and capture young consumers because they wanted to stay in business and make money. Facebook is now in rather a similar position – they need to keep you engaged and entirely enthralled, despite the mountains of evidence that social media can lead to depression and negative effects on your quality of life, they hire people to help them figure out how to keep you hooked. By the way, look up the etymology of that word – ‘enthralled’, it perfectly describes the relationship I had with Facebook: Constant and mindless scrolling and button clicking. Also look up studies done by Adam Alter, an associate professor of marketing and psychology at New York University. I dumped all my social media and don’t regret it AT ALL. Don’t listen to all the little lies you tell yourself about how you will loose touch with friends and family, people who really count will stay in touch.

  8. avatar Ruth says:

    I understand what your saying . . I was once left isolated for months, realising I actually didn’t have the friends I thought I did around me. .. not all of us are blessed with them Sean. It’s a very depressing realisation that FB is your only friend and that the few real friends you have are 100s & 1000s of miles away, and only on fb are the times you can share with them.
    My reasons for stumbling across this article was that I am now considering deleting my account because of all the hate surrounding the world which is bloody depressing me! I give a shit about likes and shares, but it does utterly depress me that no one comments or takes notice of children being left to drown

    • avatar Robert C. says:

      Hi – I deleted my account 4 years ago and despite my fears of loosing something great, all that happened is that I grew happier. I thought I would loose touch with friends and family – Instead I deepened my ties with those I really love and who love me. Facebook and Instagram where utterly ‘enthralling’ to me and I felt I had formed an addiction I wanted to remove from my life. I disentralled myself from that nuisance and have NEVER regretted it. That is just my experience, I hope it helps. I googled this for my wife who was just complaining about Facebook trolls and found this article and discussion.

  9. avatar KaZ says:

    Done, out, adios, au revoir, ciao. I have attempted for years to leave Facebook. Then I would let people know so I could get contact info and they would beg me not to leave or ask what it was going to do to my work, or how was I going to know what was going on with friends, reunions, parties, events, etc., etc. So I stayed and stayed. And then came the election and the polarization and fights with people who had to be right, wouldn’t dialogue, started name calling. NOT FRIENDS. Then came the Russia info that Zuckerberg later confessed he had lied about and all the nefarious reasons. The inflammatory news feed, the incessant posting of REALLY personal things, the complaining, whining, inane food posts, type Amen, share this or you’ll die, share this or you don’t care about X, Y or Z. Buy this, get that, go here, eat this, don’t eat that. I will go to reliable expert sources for all of that, thank you. I rarely would laugh or smile. And the constant memes…everyone has a meme for anything and nothing. Everyone is a healer, coach, expert, leader, whether they had been certified, studied or majored in that field. I got on FB to be in touch with friends and ended leaving to be more in touch with real friends and myself!

    • avatar Mandy Rubio says:

      This is every reason I deactivated my account (plus the family member who chose FB as a venting outlet to throw stones at one another)! Unfortunately, everyone thinks I blocked them. Guess I should have put out a PSA prior. I have been much more productive since. I wish more people would follow suit and discover what is was like when they had fuller lives.

  10. avatar sandeep roy says:

    Fu*k the Facebook ruined my one educational year of my life and I was too depressed because of everyday drama of my girlfriend.
    I am Building my no time for Facebook this year

  11. avatar Amar says:

    All these comments so much mundane drama. I like the information sharing aspects of Facebook. I follow many creative knowledge artistic pages. don’t post anything very personal. Go online a few times a week. It’s just an entertainment website for me. I like to add interesting foreigners abroad and from other U.S states with similar thoughts. I meet many through the many groups I’ve become a member of. It’s interesting. It’s how you use it like the comment above said first

    • avatar Ruth says:

      I totally agree . . it’s how you use it that counts! My problem is I’m very tuned into to all the struggles around the world and it’s zapping me

  12. avatar Jenny says:

    I finally deactivate my Facebook permanently. I feel like going on Facebook making me upset of seeing my ex. boyfriend posting up pictures with girls and look like he moving forward. Plus, I want to get away from everyone out there, I want to focus on myself define who I am. Facebook to me, seem immature people and always causing m drama. I want to take control of my life, and be happy. I don’t have a Facebook anymore, I won’t look back.

  13. avatar Amber says:

    I deleted my fb account yesterday

  14. avatar fred says:

    I have never been very social, but the last two or three years I have pretty much withdrawn from the world. The last time I saw any of my friends was about 2 years ago. The closest I get to communicating with them is when I comment on their Facebook pictures.

    I really want to delete my Facebook account, but if I do that I will lose everything. I will probably never hang out with my “friends” again, but if I delete my account, I KNOW I will definitely never see them again. And I have no idea how to make new friends.

    Fuck, my life sucks

    • avatar Nobody says:

      Hey man, keep your head up. You seem down in the dumps…
      Just delete your account. You seem to believe that the people that you are connected with on their are not real friends anyway. And they probably aren’t. Then, start enjoying life without all the ties to fake friends. You’re free. Be your own best friend. And let friendships form naturally if they come.

  15. avatar Ben says:

    I just deactivated my account , i was spending way too much time on it just swiping through the life of people i dont even care about . Facebook made me waste time and i realize i had a lot of facebook friends , but almost no real friend anymore ( they all have family , babies etc.. so less time with them ) . Facebook was like a patch to my lack of social life . 10 years on facebook .. its been fun and good laugh sometimes .. at the end i was mostly sharing joke since i dont like to post my whole life on it . Now what i like is that even though you deactivated your account .. you can still use facebook messenger and view all your contacts , so you can still see who’s active and who’s not and chat with the people . In fact people mostly won’t notice that my account is deactivated since im still online on messenger .. IMO that’s a great feature to avoid swiping through the wall all day . I’m still in contact with the poeple i didn’t want to lose and hey can still reach me easily if they are planning something . So i delete the part of facebook that i dislike and kept the part i would have miss .. it’s a win situation . Spend less time browsing through other people life .

  16. avatar JB says:

    I deleted my FB account12 months ago after getting an account when FB first started. It was a hard choice but after several times of weening myself off by taking breaks from it. I found myself liking the peace and quiet and took up productive uses like reading and researching other stuff I enjoy. NOw I am enjoying the voice part of my phone. I also rediscovered who my real friends were and still are. Now I limit my online saturation and spent the last 6 months erasing my tracks from online. Yes it has taken that long to get myself off websites and servers across the Globe. The bad part is our smartphones are the biggest problem creating so much of an online presence. Every app or website that requires you to register is a potential security risk regarding your safety both online and as well as at home. It is scary just how easy it was to find my address and or all the addresses I have resided at to include all the phone numbers I have owned as well. Yes there are some qualities of FB I will always miss. I do not however miss all the drama and how it made me feel. I jus LOL and shake my head when friends and family ask or tell me anything that happened on there. The peace in my mind and that my eardrums experience now have been a true blessing I think back to jus how much of my time and life I wasted on there hell I could have been studying and getting a degree of some higher fashion. I could have done so much more things with that time. I have liberated myself from its grasp and my life is so much better as a result

    • avatar Carmel says:

      So have any tips for me to remove my shit from Google? I too see it,and want off this boat.delete FB in May and actually feel good about it. 1st week took FB out from my phone. That was the hard part for me. The following week is where I did the deed. Deleted it all. Any tips would be cool for this old lady.

  17. avatar Me says:

    Facebook is not the problem, it is how people decide to use it. I use it to post my blogs, and I like to share what I am writing online. If you use it to gossip, then deleting it does not solve the problem. Plenty of people gossip in real life, and maybe they need to take a good long look in the mirror. Facebook is not the problem, it is how people use social media that is the angst filled element.

  18. avatar Jonathan says:

    Today I deleted my FB account … for the second and last time. I swear this will eventually become the norm as people realize how it changes how we feel about ourselves and others.

    Some will be offended – as if you ‘quit them’ – but then that is the essence of the problem with FB. They will say ‘why did you leave’ … when you were never actually there.

  19. avatar candice says:

    Deleted my Facebook a couple weeks ago. I don’t miss it. The people that matter or that I am actually close too are easy enough to contact/be around anyway. Really life has been better without the acess drama and other people’s baggage farewell facebook.

  20. avatar Marvetta Bolger says:

    Yes I just recently deactivated my Facebook page.my husband doesn’t like social media at all so I finally deleted it.
    My sis in laww,my mother in law was both my friends on there in his ex wife has a Facebook page.to make things short everything I wrote about the ex new about it.I also know the sis in law still close to her.so now nobody will no my business now.but now I’m goin through Facebook withdrawal lol but I think I made the right decision. In not gonna loose my husband over a media page…

  21. avatar shallowfb says:

    I’m a guy and I deleted my facebook and created a new exclusively for family members only, I felt a big relieve and like a weight was take off my back.

  22. avatar krrlluq says:

    I deleted my facebook last month and I can’t believe how liberating it has been. No more checking on so-called friends. How can we have more than hundred friends??
    Facebook was nothing more than a gossip thing at work. People would comment about co-workers lives etc..It was getting ridicilous. I have freed up so much time with this action. I told couple of my “real” friends about my experience and she deleted also. She also feels great. My other friend doesn’t want too, I won’t pressure her. Its her life. I just told my experience and leave at that. But, the feeling is ggggggggggggggreat!!!!

    • avatar Louise says:

      I am thinking of deleting my Facebook account, for many reasons, here are ten of my main ones.
      One – it was a a novelty when I first signed up, but then I got bored and now hardly ever go on.

      Two – I know things about people only through FB that I feel they should have kept privet.

      Three – I don’t get what it is about people they fall out with someone and it’s all over FB, an u get some nosy people passing comment on it when they no nothing of what is going on.

      Four – people with nothing better to say adding states like hey guys look what am having for t, or am jst waiting in the McDonald’s drive through like anyone really cares, apart from the odd sado who will like these kind of states

      Five- people who spend time liking every states they read, so sad have they nothing better to do.

      Six- I think it’s wrong when people post picks of there children on FB as the child especaily if they r Young has no say in this. Posting things like look at my little boy or girl in the bath how cute or eating t or whatever.

      Seven- people don’t know personally every one in there friends list, probs don’t even see them in person much if ever ,an some they never have meet, they jst add as many people as they can to look poplar. “Look I added that girl from collage I never talk to or my kneighboor three doors down that I never see or talk to but hey I have over hundred friends,not real ones but hey there friends”. the people,in my friends list which is not that big I do,at least know, an yes i have meet them all in person at some time in my life An even went to school with some but maybe haven’t seen them all since, an probs never will again. An I know there’s a few who added me jst to show off. Does ‘the more people u add make u popular? no couse they add u half the time jst couse they want u to see there great life an the wonderful things they say they are doing. If you do meet up with any of your real friends don’t have to ask them what they have been up,to chances are you saw an read about it already on FB.

      Eight- some people live there life through FB an like to make you think they are really busy,doing lots of things by posting lots of pics and writing lots of states about what they are or have been up to. They try to make it look like there life is dead interesting, an fun by biging it all up, when in fact they probs don’t have that much of an interesting life,as nobody does something all the time. an no one ever posts pics or puts states about when they are at home doing nothing.

      Nine – notice how no ones pics are ugly because people spend time picking out the best pics to post.an I think some people though they would not tell u put make up on to take pics for FB or photo shop them, like Sally from school her skin was never that good

      And finally ten-the amount of time some people spend on FB is mad, the odd times I have gone on FB i notice some friends I have up date there states every day every hour every minute every second, and add photos probs seconds after they took them, in fact I think some of them are all ways on line as they add everything they do when out an before. Jst getting ready to go out, states, look at my pic of me all ready to go out, jst getting in the car states, look at my little boy in his car seat waiting to go out for the day states, will post more when I get there jst Driving, some even get a friend or partner to keep posting whilst they drive. So sad if you can’t jst stay of FB for 5 mins. That was my final reason I know hate FB i say your true real friends you will meet up with, an the rest stay tuned on FB to find out.

      • avatar Reppit#38 says:

        wheres reason 10? not being a smart arse, but what i read so far sounds all true, iv deleted my FB acc as well, its jst turning into BS, N jst ta let ya knw, im a guy..

  23. avatar Nessa says:

    I have stopped using facebook for 10 months to figure out what was really important with myself. I am way happier than i ever was when having a facebook. I decided to get my pictures and delete my account. You lose sight of what is important and your self respect. Your too busy worrying about other peoples lives than your own. Its really hard to do that. I would of unfollowed everyone on my friends list and deleted them. I have been more productive in my life and a little more closer to people in my life with out it. Its not for everyone in all honesty.

    • avatar sp says:

      I deleted My Facebook account a year ago. Best decision I ever made. I learnt the hard way who my so called friends really were. Facebook has caused bullying, insecurities, proxy recruitment and so much more. Keep your personal life just that. Personal. LinkedIn (for me) has been good to keep proffessional or career profile. Its straight to point. No personal stuff.

  24. avatar Kath says:

    Facebook I expect is good for businesses but other then that, no, its full of nonsense. I deleted my account in the new year, due to all of those reasons. It is a time waster. Friends especially women I find, boast about who they going out with that particular evening, when, where, what time, photos and its clearly a message them saying, hey look at me!! Attention seekers, women do it lots. It causes trouble between friends. A lot of friends do not get in touch with you or say anything to you as they are too busy writing on their own wall, boasting no doubt. Think its sad on today’s society. These friends say they are too busy to see you but they go online. They don’t make time or effort for you. But they are full of drama on themselves on Facebook. Pathetic :-(

  25. avatar nazz says:

    anyway some of yours cmnts would be helping ma loved one to get back to her actaul life

  26. avatar Monique says:

    I deleted my Facebook two weeks ago and I feel so free and at peace. My ex boyfriend dumped me out of the blue and unfriend me so I blocked him and eventually ended deleting my account. I want him to know that I’m not a stalker. It’s also a smarter and faster way to heal. I started having a lot of visions and dreams for my future and now so excited to fulfill them. So him breaking up with me is a plus instead of me breaking up with him which I did for about five times.

  27. avatar Monique says:

    I just deleted my Facebook account two weeks ago and I feel so free and at peace. I don’t like the fact that ex’s thinks that I’m stalking him. Out of the blue he dumped me and I don’t know why. I broke up with him several times. I felt that I’m just an option on his listand

  28. avatar aj says:

    Facebook? U mean cheat book ? Or just plain take your life away. I deactivated that worthless site about a week ago and felt like a completely different person the next day. It takes so much control over your life and well being and puts you in a life of chaos…advice to all….stay away from it. It has destroyed my marriage to the point of almost no return. I can only hope that someday my wife will see what it is doing to her. If she only knew how much time it takes away from our family. Life is pretty short and she will never get that time back. I pray everyday for an awakening. I lay in bed now, on a Friday night, when my wife and I should be just talking but she is on her phone…

  29. avatar Silver says:

    I am all alone, and although I had over sixty ‘friends’ on fb I never ever once got a phone call, or a text. I was suffering with depression and was suicidal.. lots of people knew but I was iscolated and so lonely. I used to feel worse seeing all those faces, and know that none of them were my actual friends. So I took the plunge and quit. Took me a few attempts because I was weak and kept going back, but did it!! And the privacy options on fb are far from private! Not good enough

    • avatar tina says:

      Hi Silver. I read this and it tore my heart. How are you getting along? So glad you took the plunge from evil Facebook. Good girl!

  30. avatar Queen of neverland says:

    I started my account when I first came to college and met many people who I needed to stay in touch with. 4 years since I’ve finally found the courage to request a complete deletion. It just sucked the life out of me.

  31. avatar nicki says:

    i cut myself off f/b b/c someone hacked into my account and got personal info.. turned me off so much i just stopped f/b.. after being on it for 6 years i knew i was hooked and it was wasting my time.. would post a pic and was too interested how many likes i got.. would check my f/b acct at home on computer or out and about on phone about 20 times a day.. a whole not of nothing going on. now taking that time to read and do constructive hobbies..

  32. avatar Mase says:

    I deleted my FB today and I’m feeling much better now. I been trying to get myself out this funk of being lazy and off the computer and I realized FB was taking over my life and I wasn’t doing what I planned my day or weeks because I ended up going right back to FB every chance I can to talk crap and to look at others. Finally realized this is becoming an obsession and I needed to DELETE asap and now after 24 hours I feel like I just started getting my old life back from pre-FB days and wow that seems like a life time ago. I’m glad I deleted it and I’m never going back.

  33. avatar Eva says:

    I had my iPhone finally give up and I ended up not having a phone for a week. I checked email when I was at a desktop computer. Anyhow a deep sense of peace came over me that I hadn’t felt before by not having a phone. Suddently I had my headspace back. I’ve got a tempory phone for the moment but looking at getting rid of it. Dial my landline and leave a message. FB was the next to go. I only have a handful of real friends. And we keep in contact via email, occasionally voice phone call and actually meeting in person. I feel so free. I don’t give a toss what others think or what some loser I went to highschool with years ago is up to. Not having FB or even a mobile phone is not the end of the world, it’s actually the beginning of it.

  34. avatar Ryan says:

    I deleted my Facebook last week and other than quitting smoking and taking up running, deleting my Facebook is the BEST thing I ever did for myself. I just got SO tired of all the ridiculous selfies, food pictures, friend requests from people I haven’t seen or cared about in 20 years and all of the wretched stalker drama. I also found that when you delete your Facebook account, you find out who the people you care about REALLY are. Other than family members, there were only 3 people I made sure had my email address when I left. I found that there is a difference between a “Facebook” friend and a real true friend.

  35. avatar Raymond says:

    Best decision I ever made. Crazy ex doesn’t know what to do now lmao!!!! SN: “..so pissed off, she ain’t even spellin’ shit right”!!!!

  36. avatar Somewhat Anonymous says:

    Facebook kinda gave me the creeps. I KNOW I’m not safe there. I didn’t need other people knowing where I was, who I was hanging out with, where I was going to be that night, etc. It promotes very stalkerish behavior, and you never really know who’s watching, who’s behind it all, and in control. It is scary that people can just find you. I don’t want to be tracked down, and if I was such a good friend, why didn’t you keep in touch in the first place? Guys get possessive with you, women get jealous, bullshit ensues. They all just watch and it’s extremely weird because I KNOW I’m not that interesting. Bottom line, keep yourself safe.

  37. avatar Incognito says:

    “Not one drop of my self worth depends on others acceptance of me”!………………Facebook users are either watchers, or people who like to be watched. Either way……If you’re living your life to the full you will not be interested in how others are living theirs. I deleted my account and have never looked back. Real friends, real lives and living without influence of prying eyes.

  38. avatar karen says:

    I deleted facebook. I had been thinking about it more and more, noticing how negative and some downright vile things were being shared. I would log on and within seconds be confronted by evil nasty things going on in the world when all I wanted to do was say hi and check in with family and friends. There is nothing positive about Facebook for me. I deleted it to protect my wellbeing and I will not be going back.

    • avatar Joanie says:

      I was sick and tired of seeing 50 or more pictures of adults at a bar or restaurant every day as if it was a special occasion . I did want to keep up with family or true friends but there were actually few that were not really friends. My real friends know how to get in touch and that’s a laugh as well!

  39. avatar lance says:

    I deleted my facebook today. Im extremely sad because I never really had friends, I was always the one to be the friend but would not be befriended back. I have been in a relationship in over six years and Im wondering why these things are happening. So I guess I strive with my skateboard

  40. avatar Gerald Banks says:

    No need to delete it. Simply don’t log on very often. It’s like dieting, it takes willpower. Set your priorities. Pick a day to Facebook for an hour or so. I had to learn discipline.

    • avatar Monkey says:

      Learn the discipline of facebook use. Are you serious, that’s ridiculous. That sounds like you have a heavy addiction to over use of facebook. An hour creeping on people is still a waste of time anyways. Focus on your own life instead of being insecure about what people think about you in a digital world. Do you really need to be in the know of what everyone else is putting online rather than meeting up with them and say going for coffee, are they real friends?

  41. avatar Denise says:

    I deleted mine like 4 months ago. I feel free!!! Many people did not understand Why I would want to delete it but I just don’t care, the freedom of not reading daily posts of other people is fabulous. Friends try to get me back on, they say they miss me but I am still here! Always was before Facebook and always will be after. They have my phone # and address and I have theirs. So far Life has been great being off all social media.

    • avatar Joanie says:

      I so agree with you Denise I don’t miss it one bit and I don’t waste time seeing what everyone is doing for hours on end and I have got my life back!

      • avatar Melissa says:

        Then why on earth are you posting four months later on this site talking about why you deleted facebook and searching this site. It is still consuming your life

    • avatar sp says:

      Totally agree with you

  42. avatar Isabella says:

    It is great! I was getting sick of checking some profiles frequently again and again… until I realized that was not the way I want to live! Facebook was affecting my happiness and my inner peace and I know it is my fault because of my lack of auto-control! It feels weird not to check fb anymore but staying away of so many useless details is making me happy!!!

  43. avatar PR says:

    i know it has been a very long time since anyone posted here ,after reading comments here i was inspired to delete my facebook account permanently,i deleted my account.
    I have seen my friends becoming attention seekers and they were becoming fake,i was tiered of clicking likes,i was not an addict but to me facebook was boring,so i gave my phone number and mail id to people i know very closely if they wanted to stay in contact they could call me or mail me but it is a relief after deleting for sure,your life is more private now.
    as many said people are trying to create perfect life on fb pages in reality when it is completely different and people who chat with you on fb don’t acknowledge you in real life.

  44. avatar Tanya says:

    I deleted my Facebook 3 months ago and I have not regretted it one bit! I find myself getting less offended less often as I do not even see passive aggressive none sense, my vacation and family is better than yours posts and don’t forget the constant spam and game requests, no thank you! I take the time to reach out and communicate with family and friends more, as do they. Do I miss an invite once in a while? Yes, but if it’s important for the host to have/want you there the invite will be extended in other ways. All in all it was a great decision, I spend more time with my family and less time worrying it concerning myself with others business. Not to mention 100 times more productive all the way around!!

  45. avatar Lindsay says:

    I’m too pissed of as facebook just toppled my life upside down.i was basically a very happy person but got infatuated with this guy with whom I see no future.my friends and my logical sense tells me to let it go & move on as it’s never gonna happen & most importantly I myself don’t want my future to be with him but as Facebook as become an imp part of our lives I still even after knowing the reality of everyone stalk him & wonder if he misses me.In short,I’m messed up in my mind & I feel this Facebook is playing a catalyst in it and making things worse.i feel bad after using Facebook as I don’t even have that guys number so I realised that the whole day goes well but that Facebook icon & the logging in thing just messed up my mood.
    Am I right to blame Facebook,should I deactivate it? Please help

  46. avatar dancingdog1 says:

    After years of being on Facebook I am taking the steps to no longer use my account. After not posting a thing for 2 weeks and realizing that nobody noticed and nobody cared I decided to take the plunge. For several days I have had no profile picture..nothing on my wall..and nobody has noticed. I was spending way to much of my valuable time on Facebook with people who could care less when I could have been doing more valuable things with people who do. After that 2 week departure I have found I don’t really care anymore. I have no desire to skim through the newsfeed to see the pinterest like posts and read the daily minute by minute accounts of those who are my FB friends. My real friends and family can reach me through my phone or via email if they really want to speak with me.

  47. avatar Roy says:

    I recently deleted my Facebook page and it feels so liberating. After some inital complaints from my wife and the odd “That would make a great Facebook post” moments I’ve slowly adapted to life after Facebook.

    One day I sat down and went through my friends list and was shocked to find I had mostly old school frineds who I hadn’t spoken to in real life for 20 years in some cases and a few old flames from my mis spent youth listed in there. All of which I could live without and had happily never given them a second thought until signing up to Facebook. It was at that point I gave myself a reality check and decided Facebook simply wasn’t for me.

    The people who are important to me I make an effort to stay in touch with and that is as it should be as any friendship needs work for it to survive and grow. Facebook in my opinon stifles that growth and dilutes freindship down to nothing more than a world of “Likes” “LOLs” and lazy insincere comments posted into cyberspace for all the world to see.

    That’s not to say Facebook dosen’t work for everyone just sadly not for me.

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