A few months ago I had made a departure from a company that became a toxic place for me. The company felt like high school with significant drama. Management would harass and belittle employees, HR personnel would get “involved” with employees. Sexual harassment was rampent. And in the end, I felt like I wasn’t a place that aligned with my personal values.
While I was able to maintain “some” aquantances, the company has left me bitter and angry. Part of this bitterness has lead to anxiety, depression and unrest. I feel like I’ve been unable to completely detach from this experience. Recently one of the workers there posted some pictures on Facebook of the company holiday party. My anxiety spiked and I felt like I was going to puke.
Its been 8 months since I’ve departed and I can’t figure out why I’m still trying to maintain the digital relationships. None of the people are actually my friend outside of the workplace. But yet I seem to have this guilt of unfriending them.
For the time being I’ve just walked away from social media as a whole. Maybe or maybe not I’ll go back.
What should i do and am I looking at this from the wrong perspective?
I have found the “unfollow” feature on Facebook to be very useful. In fact, I have unfollowed every person besides my close friends and family. I know that it is difficult to simply delete some people. You worry about hurting their feelings, or what they would say about you. Even though those are not your burdens to carry, you still think about it. At least I do. So, just unfollow them for now and consider deleting them later. Pretty soon you will forget all about them! It really will being you some peace.