Social networking has impacted our society in many good ways. Our lives are made easier. Pretty much anything we would like to know is fast found at the end of a mouse. We easily catch up with friends on numerous social media sites. But, there is also a down side. .
Media and Relationships
Research has found that these sites may have a negative effect on relationships and may even contribute to divorce. A spouse may spend so much time that they neglect family time and harm relationships. The temptation is there to look up former girlfriends or boyfriends and connecting could trigger past feelings and/or begin an affair. 1 recent study by the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, used information gathered from U.S. Facebook accounts and found a connection between social networking use and diminished marriage quality.
Utilizing social media is negatively correlated with marriage quality and happiness, and positively correlated with experiencing a troubled relationship and considering divorce.
A twenty per cent annual increase in Facebook registration was associated with a 2.18% to 4.32 % increase in divorce rates.
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.
Social Media Used as Evidence in Divorce and Custody Proceedings
Everything you say on may be used against you. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, revealed that almost 99% of its member attorneys have seen an increase in evidence taken from smartphones (including text messages) and other wireless devices during the previous three decades. All were used for proving infidelity and other types of misconduct in family-law instances.
While you’re married, even if divorce appears likely, avoid disparaging your partner on social media or using your Facebook page to vent about your own relationship. If you need to vent, confide in a trusted personal friend privately 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 considering divorce – even in the event you intend to file for divorce online and expect it to go amicably – take some measures on social networking.