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Why should I watch what I post on social media about my divorce?

| Apr 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

Many people in the Fayetteville area find divorce to be a painful process. As they look for ways to deal with their emotions, they might feel like posting information about their separation online to garner support. There is nothing wrong with using social media to stay in touch with friends and family. However, any information your post about your divorce could incite more drama and make your separation more painful and challenging than necessary, states Prevention Magazine. 

It is important for you to know how your social media activities could impact your divorce. Take some time to review the following mistakes to avoid when you are online to prevent complications in your divorce. 

Sharing too much information is never good 

Divorce is a private matter between separating spouses. When you post details about your separation or your spouse on Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, you risk the public learning about your situation. You and your partner might not want every involved in your divorce. There is also the risk of close friends, loved ones and your kids becoming hurt and offended by your posts. 

It is not unusual for some individuals to post pictures, videos and statements to make it look like they are happy and have moved on from their ex-partners. If you do it, you risk misrepresenting yourself and giving your soon-to-be former spouse ammo to use against you. 

If you feel you must post something about your spouse online, make sure it is true and you do not mind them finding out about it. Scrutinize all posts about your divorce and loved ones before you share it online. If you think someone you love or your spouse might end up offended by your online activities, do not post it. Instead, settle for a face-to-face meeting to vent with your friends to maintain your privacy.

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