), also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian, Saint Thomas Christians of India and Eastern Catholic churches.

Thanks to physical distance, triggers for the remorseful rumination that often occurs after a breakup were few, easing the process of healthy grief and healing.

With digital devices, however, it is almost impossible to see evidence of a past relationship, regularly, even if you now live thousands of miles away.

But it may be one of the most meaningful and important—freeing you up to find a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling relationship.

Gracefully extricating yourself from an existing relationship is rarely easy.

But the best that you can do is to keep your side of the street clean.

To that end, a few tips: None of these tips guarantee a drama-free breakup—and they can be difficult for technophiles used to over-sharing to follow That said, these guidelines should be at least moderately effective in helping to end things in a clean way, and reducing the angst and pain of breaking things off.

This can be incredibly difficult to witness, even when you’re The good news? You can’t control the behavior of the other person, and he or she may well subject you to some unpleasantness, either face-to-face or online.

If that’s the case, there is not much you can do about it (unless it escalates to a degree where legal authorities need to intervene).

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health.