Your social media platforms are where you share a lot about your life. You also use these sites to connect with friends, coworkers and family members who may live far away.
According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2019, over 72% of people used some form of social media. Although social media can be an enjoyable and useful tool, you have to be careful about how you use it during your divorce.
Avoid talking about your divorce publicly
It is tempting to want to provide updates about your divorce on your social media profiles, or even use these platforms to vent your frustrations. But you should avoid doing this, as the information you put out there online could harm you during divorce proceedings.
Refrain from badmouthing your spouse
Divorce is emotionally and mentally trying, and you may want to garner support from your family and friends after mistreatment from your spouse. Instead of displaying your feelings about your spouse publicly online, talk to a close friend or therapist who can help you work through these frustrations.
Take a break if needed
It may be too difficult to try and manage your social media platforms online, especially if you consistently look at your spouse’s profiles and what he or she is up to. You may want to stop going on and sharing on social media while you are in the middle of divorce proceedings. This approach may benefit your settlement as well as your recovery process as you move forward.