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The impact of social media before and during divorce

Many stressors push down on a relationship. Between the pressure to achieve and maintain social status and the need to show it off online, Florida couples may start to feel cracks in their relationship grow.

Working too many hours, dealing with children and growing debt may all work against you to weaken your marriage. Once it declines, divorce may seem like the only plausible scenario. Social media plays a significant role in life, and when it comes to divorce, it does not stop. Find out how much of an impact this online connector may have before and during a divorce.

Faking it

Presenting your life online allows people to show and talk about the good. People feed each other the best pictures, news and events. Scrolling through your newsfeed may cause you to feel inadequate and unhappy. If you are not mindful, it can take a serious toll on your mental health and contribute to any existing issues in your relationship.

Close connections

Social media builds online relationships. Sometimes, the connections made may cross the line into dangerous territory. Emotional connections may become inappropriate. Emotional affairs lead to divorce, just as physical affairs do. Sharing private thoughts and feelings about your marriage and life with someone else may quickly turn into an inappropriate emotional connection.

Dirty laundry

After the divorce process starts, you may have the urge to continue your previous posting habits. Tread lightly during divorce, as any posts you make on an open forum can come back to hurt you in court. Even if your account is private, you present these posts to hundreds of people who can then share the content. You may want to suspend your social media account until after the proceedings conclude.

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. Remaining aware of the effect this online hub has on your mental health and your relationships at home may help keep you from crossing boundaries.

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