We all know the feeling—ok, I know the feeling—you search for a friend on Facebook to see their latest update and somehow they are not appearing. They are gone from your friends list, but you are sure they were there yesterday. Yep, you never thought it would happen to you but you have been unfriended.
Then the process begins. It starts with denial “It must be a mistake, no one would unfriend me. My cat pictures are adorbs!” Then acceptance. “You know what? I don’t need that person anyway!” Then comes the justification part, “Maybe they are vegetarian and all my pictures of meat bothered them, but really, they still like me.” Once you complete the process, you just accept the reality that maybe your Facebook friendship was not meant to be. However, you are still left with the important question of why.
Here are five possibilities: