Does Social Media Contribute To Divorce?

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Social networking has impacted our society in many good ways. Our lives have been made easier. Pretty much anything we would like to know is fast found at the conclusion of a mouse. We easily catch up with friends on numerous social networking sites. But, there’s also a down side. .

Media and Relationships

Studies have found that these sites can have a negative effect on relationships and may even give rise to divorce. A spouse may spend as much time that they neglect family time and harm relationships. The temptation is there to appear former girlfriends or boyfriends and connecting could trigger past feelings and/or begin an affair. One recent study by the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, Cape Canaveral Wildlife Removal used data gathered from U.S. Facebook accounts and found a link between social networking use and diminished marriage quality. The study showed:

Using social media is negatively correlated with marriage quality and happiness, and positively correlated with having a troubled relationship and thinking about divorce.

A twenty per cent annual increase in Facebook enrollment was associated with a 2.18% to 4.32 % increase in divorce rates.

Reasons cited for these impacts refer to “virtual adultery” and “internet infidelity” as being one of the offenders. Electronic communication may make users feel more free and open in their communication with others. It can be done anonymously and is simple to use to run an affair.

Everything you say on may be used against you. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, revealed that nearly 99% of its member lawyers have seen a rise in evidence obtained from smartphones (including text messages) and other wireless devices during the previous three decades. All were used for demonstrating infidelity and other types of misconduct in family-law instances.

What Not to Post

While you’re married, even if divorce seems likely, avoid disparaging your partner on social networking or using your Facebook page to vent about your own relationship. If you need to vent, confide in a trusted personal friend in private or talk to a counselor or therapist. Airing marital laundry, even to your “friends list,” can make things worse and may be used against you in the event that you do file for divorce. Bottom line: If you are thinking of divorce – even in the event you plan to file for divorce online and expect it to go amicably – take some precautions on social networking.

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