5 Unexpected Benefits of a 30-Day Exile from Facebook

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Lori Ann Lothian is a sexy daring writer who challenges assumptions about love, sex and relationships in her columns at Huffington Post and elephant Journal and in feature articles at the Good Men Project, Origin Magazine, Yoganonymous, Better After 50 and more. Former editor of the relationship section of elephant Journal, she is now a senior editor at the Good Men Project. Follow her on Twitter andGoogle. Stay informed, sign up for Lori’s mailing list here.


  1. I’m going to try not be jealous that your 14 year old wants to play games with you. My 15 year old said, “Do I have to?” the last time I asked her to play a game with me.

    Glad you’re ban has been lifted!

  2. Lori,
    I love this. It’s all true. That’s the hard part. The importance of the work you were doing before the ban and the work you are destined to do now. All of us, whether we are content creators or consumers need to be mindful of losing ourselves so fully into any one medium….moderation in all things, except nature, I think…xoxo

  3. I deactivated my fb on purpose after getting caught up in nasty debates, well essentially being virtually bullied by fellow university students, most who I hardly knew (or didn’t at all), because my opinion didn’t mirror theirs. The withdrawal was tough. Fb was the first thing I would usually open or keep open on my browser. It was a virtual lifestyle. Switched to twitter which I find less intrusive and less paranoia inducing also gives me some subsitute. I am just over a month facebook free and everything in this article I’ve found happened as well, I have more time and I feel a freedom and focus away from information overload, like uploaded instagram pics of what some acquaintance had for lunch.
    Toying with the idea of deleting the account properly but still can’t let go just yet- as you say its a great marketing tool and also I would get invited to the events. Granted with 160 other ppl but without fb events you find out who your real friends are. Who knows, maybe life can be less chaotic and better without fb longterm as well.
    Great article.

  4. Wow, this article is fastidious, my sister is analyzing such things,
    thus I am going to inform her.


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