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Tips for social media use during a divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2023 | Divorce |

Many people in Florida and across the United States have one or more social media accounts. What’s usually an easy way to stay in touch with loved ones and catch up on current events could easily turn into an issue during a divorce. Taking certain steps can help keep social media use positive instead of problematic.

Update your accounts

Updating your social media accounts during your divorce can be beneficial. For instance, block your profiles from public view, don’t put any type of relationship status, and leave off your new phone number if you changed it. The less personal information you have on your social media profiles, the better.

Avoid venting

Many experiencing marital difficulties take comfort in venting on social media, but this isn’t the best tactic. It can lead to much bigger problems, especially if those words get used against you during the divorce. If you do post, don’t mention anything about your spouse or the divorce or make any passive-aggressive statements.

Avoid your spouse’s social media

It might be tempting to search social media for info about what your spouse is up to, but that won’t do you any good and could have adverse effects. Skip looking at your spouse’s social media accounts and anyone associated with them. Block their accounts if necessary so you can avoid the temptation.

Make genuine positive posts

You may want to skip using social media throughout the divorce so there’s no negative temptation. However, if you still want to post, stay light and positive. For example, post recipes you want to try or a new class you decided to take.

Divorce is difficult, and questionable social media actions can make it worse. As challenging as it may be, taking a little extra time to evaluate what you want to post on social media can be extremely beneficial and could stop you from making big mistakes. Keep in mind that once the information is out there on the internet, you can’t take it back.