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Staying friends with your ex on social media: A good or bad idea?

Lovisa Tedestedt's Facebook account is littered with ex-boyfriends.

Tedestedt has been married for 13 years, and her husband, Magnus, is aware of and accepting of her somewhat unconventional pool of friends, she said.

"If you are a jealous person, it wouldn't work, but we're not," said Lovisa Tedestedt, a 45-year-old wedding designer who lives in Chicago. "There's not going to be an ex-boyfriend who's going to mess us up."

Social media have changed the world of ex-relationships, and have made it very hard to make a clean break, to grieve and to move on.

"Not only is there the problem of

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