=< I don’t think I’ve ever “broken up” with an online friend before.
I didn’t want to do it; in fact, I’m usually very good at dealing with peoples’ opinion when they are opposite mine. But I couldn’t stop myself from engaging in debate, and I seem to have upset the person.
So for the first time, I’ve unfollowed someone due to an argument. It’s saddening, but I think it’s the only way, really, to avoid upsetting them further. (Aside from, apparently, holding my tongue on my opinions, which I’ve recently convinced myself to stop doing. After all, if they get to speak their mind (“they” being anyone on the internet), then I ought to as well, if only to keep balance.)
I’m sorry, friend.