How to Avoid Painful Reminders on Facebook


(Modern – If You Want to Avoid Seeing Memories From a Specific Time on Facebook, What Do You Click On in Memories Preferences?

  • Name
  • Privacy
  • Block
  • Date

Answer: Date. Here’s why…

Social media has provided a way for people to stay in touch with friends and family worldwide. People use it to share memes, hold conversations, and record important life events. Facebook, in an effort to allow its users a way to reflect on past moments shared on the platform, launched Facebook Memories.

At first glance, this is a wonderful addition to the social media giant, as it allows people to see the photographs and posts from the past they may have forgotten. Unfortunately, not everything shared on social media is always good, and getting an untimely reminder of a dark period of life can dredge up painful emotions.

Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to stop this from happening.

Block Certain Dates or People

By going into the settings of Facebook memories, anyone can block specific dates or people from showing up in their memory feed. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Go to
  • Below settings, there will be options to hide dates or hide people.
  • For dates, select the desired range of time to hide.
  • For people, type the person’s name in and then select that individual to hide all memories they are a part of.
  • Save when the final selections are made.

Survival is more than just staying fed and sheltered from the elements. Often, the deciding factor in whether a person lives or dies is their mental fortitude. Protecting one’s mental health from recurring reminders of times best forgotten can go a long way toward developing a survival mindset.

For more information on how to become mentally capable of handling an emergency, check out our article on building a survival mindset.

~Here’s to Your Survival!

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