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She Started Posting Memories Of Her Late Partner On Social Media After He Passed Away, But His Childhood Friend Told Her To Stop And Called Her Out Online For Being An “Attention Seeker”

Artem Zatsepilin - stock.adobe.com - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

In today’s digital age, many people like to remember their departed loved ones by sharing pictures and videos of them on social media. 

Usually, people don’t have an issue with that and enjoy seeing old memories pop up. You’d rarely find someone who does have a problem with it.

One woman has been sharing pictures and social media posts related to her late partner, and now his childhood best friend has been trying to get her to stop.

She lost her beloved partner last year due to a tragic overdose. 

“My partner was one of the only people I was really close with since I had moved away from my hometown, and I often turned to social media as a way to connect with my good friends who were back at home,” she said.

“When my partner passed away, I began posting pictures, videos, unreleased songs, poems he wrote, etc.. I thought that I was grieving normally [and] trying not to forget his memory.”

Recently, she heard from her partner’s childhood best friend, who told her that posting these old pictures and memories of her partner was insensitive and disrespectful. He told her that since she has a large following of over 1,000 people on Instagram, she shouldn’t be posting those kinds of things publicly for everyone to see.

“He also mentioned that I have plenty of friends I can privately message about this, and posting on my public social media accounts seems attention-seeking,” she recalled.

“I admittedly got defensive at this and told him that posting memories of him for people to see helps me feel like he is still alive and here with us. When he was alive, I always posted about him.”

Artem Zatsepilin – stock.adobe.com – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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