Changing your Facebook status from "In a Relationship" to "Single" has become as much a part of the breakup ritual as eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's, getting a dramatic haircut or going for a night out with best friends.
Your Facebook status change doesn't have to be in the public eye though. We have taken a look at how you can change your Facebook relationship status without broadcasting your newly single circumstances far and wide.
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So, if you need to make such a momentous change to your Facebook profile, grab your ice cream and have a read through our quick how-to gallery to see how you can keep your breakup private.
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1. Facebook Relationship Status
The new Timeline design makes much of your relationship status, so we'd recommend erring on the side of caution about what you choose to broadcast.
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