What happens if you change relationship status to only me?

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After ending a relationship, you may have to change your relationship status to Single. The end of a relationship is not a joyful time, and ending it so publicly can be difficult. If you need to end a relationship status on Facebook and keep it private, you can do both easily.

Method 1 Method 1 of 2:Ending a Relationship via the Facebook Website Download Article

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    Log into your Facebook account. To end a current relationship status on your user profile, you must sign into your account.
    • Go to the Facebook home page, and enter your registered email address and password in the required fields at the top right corner of the page.
    • Click Log in to access to your user account.
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    Go to the Family and Relationships page. To end a relationship connection with an existing user on Facebook, you need to edit and update your relationship information on your profiles About section.
    • Click the Edit Profile link at the top left corner on your home page.
    • Scroll down a bit, and click on the Family and Relationships tab listed on left side bar under the About section. You will see all your current relationship status at the top, along with the username of your partner and his or her profile pic.
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    Set the privacy setting to Only me. If you want to keep these changes to your relationship private, you can do so by first changing the privacy settings. To do this, click the down arrow to the left of the Save changes button. The options to the privacy settings will appear as a drop-down list.
    • Scroll down the list and select Only me. Now, your relationship status will be private, and only you can see that it has been terminated.
    • This is optional. If you wish for your friends to know, select Friends instead.
    • Once youve set the privacy appropriately, tap Save changes.
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    End the relationship. Hover your mouse pointer over the name of your current relationship, and you will see an Edit link appearing to right side of the name. Click the Edit link.
    • Click on the drop-down list next to the Relationship Status title. This will open different relationship statuses. Select the very first one, which is three hyphens (---). This will leave your relationship status as blank. Or you can select the second option, which is Single.
    • Notice after selecting blank or Single, your ex-partners profile name, picture, and your relationships anniversary date will be removed.
    • If you set your privacy settings to Only me, your ex-partner will not be notified of the changes, but if your privacy settings is set to Public or Friends, your ex-partner will be notified. It will not matter if he or she accepts the notification; your new status will be updated on your profile as soon as you save.
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    Save your new status. Do this by clicking Save changes just below the relationship status drop-down list.
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Method 2 Method 2 of 2:Ending a Relationship via the Facebook App Download Article

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    Launch Facebook and log in. Locate Facebook on your devices home screen or app drawer, and tap on it.
    • Enter your registered email address and password in the fields at the middle of the screen, then tap Log in to access to your account.
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    View your profile. Tap on the three vertical lines at the top left corner of the screen to open the left side bar, and then tap your profile name.
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    Access your Relationship page. Once your profile loads, tap About at the top of the page.
    • Look for the More about you link, and tap on it. This will load all editable information about you.
    • On the More about you page, scroll down until you find Relationship. Once you find it, tap the Edit link at the side of Relationship.
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    Set the privacy setting to Only me. If you want to keep any changes to your relationship private, you can do so by first changing the privacy settings. To do this, tap the people icon at the bottom left (the icon also has a down arrow on it). The options to the privacy settings will appear as a drop-down list.
    • Scroll down the list and select Only me. Now, ending your relationship status will be private.
    • This is optional. If you wish for your friends to know, select Friends instead.
    • Once youve set the privacy appropriately, tap Save.
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    End the relationship. Tap the current relationship status you have, which should be just below the Relationship heading. The status should have a down arrow next to it.
    • Select the very first option on the list, which is three hyphens (---). This will leave your relationship status as blank. Or you can select the second option, which is Single.
    • After tapping blank or Single, your ex-partners profile name, picture, and your relationships anniversary date will be removed.
    • If you set your privacy settings to Only me, your ex-partner will not be notified of the changes, but if your privacy settings is set to Public or Friends, your ex-partner will be notified. It will not matter if he or she accepts the notification; your new status will be updated on your profile as soon as you save.
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    Save your new status. Do this by tapping Save to the right of the screen, on the line below the relationship status drop-down list.
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