Had to put this question in Take form because my details are too long for a question.
I saw some posts similar to this on Quora. Some people were saying how their ex went ahead and blocked them on social media or blocked their number several months or even a year after breaking up even though neither one was even talking to the other anymore, and some of them had already moved on anyway. Why would blocking an ex after so long even be necessary? Especially if your relationship didn't really have many problems and for the most part you got along but things just ended.
Some people were saying that blocking their ex was because the other person was seeing someone else now and their new partner wanted them to block their ex. If that's the case then the ex who blocked is a weak person incapable of making their own decisions and their new partner is controlling.
Others were saying that blocking an ex was what the other person needed to do in order to move on or really put the past behind them, but in my opinion the fact that you would even bother after so much time to block that other person says they're still on your mind, and blocking will not actually relieve you of that just because you're trying not to see that person anymore. Blocking is usually a sign of strong feelings for someone else, whether negative or positive, and I feel like by doing it you're actually lying to yourself about letting go and moving on.
I've never blocked any of my exes on anything, nor did I bother to block their number. When I moved on and we weren't talking for a long time I simply unadded them on social media or took their number out of my phone. There was no need to even block. It's my belief that when you've really moved on from someone or even healed from them, you are strong enough to still see them or even interact with them if you have to, and not be affected by it. I think that if you really have to block an ex after so much time has passed, and you guys haven't even spoken in all that time and one of you has already moved on, it says to me that you are still not really emotionally over that person and have some idea that blocking them will begin to help you. I don't think it does. They will always remain on your blocked lists which means even in that you still carry a piece of them.
What do you guys think?