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Divorce the result of social media use is not uncommon

There are many reasons as to why a couple might choose to end their marriage. It does seem, though, that social media use is playing a bigger role in more divorces in Massachusetts and elsewhere. While there is a lot of good that can be said about social media and the ability to remain in contact with family and friends, as well as make new friends, this form of contact is causing a lot of strife in marriages. What is it about social media that might lead to divorce? Several attorneys from all across the country were asked this very question, and this is what they had to say.

According to a recent article, one of the biggest problems social media causes in marriage is a lack of face time. This is an issue that can been seen just about everywhere. More people have their eyes glued to their electronic devices and spend more time sending message rather than engaging in face-to-face conversations.

Honesty about who one is communicating with online is another big issue. Using social media to connect with old partners or friends happens. Unfortunately, restarting such relationships, even if just online, can take a toll on marriage — especially if the details are kept from one’s spouse.

Finally, what is posted on social media often makes people compare their current situations to those of others. Few people put everything out there; they want the world to see the good in their lives. However, it does cause some couples to re-evaluate their marriages, especially when everyone else’s marital lives seem so perfect.

No marriage is perfect; indeed, everyone has problems. There are those who will be able to successfully work through those problems and others who will decide to divorce. Social media, though good for many reasons, does cause marital issues that sometimes cannot be repaired. Couples in Massachusetts who feel that divorce is what is right for their situations can seek assistance in getting through the process as quickly and smoothly as possible, all while achieving settlements with which all parties are satisfied.

Source: The Huffington Post, “6 Ways Social Media Can Tank A Marriage, According To Divorce Lawyers“, Carolin Lehmann, Aug. 29, 2016

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