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Should you use social media during a divorce?

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2023 | Divorce |

The digital age has rendered divorce a lot more complex when it comes to social media. While sharing information on social media profiles helps you connect with loved ones, it can also complicate matters greatly when ending your marriage.

Accordingly, you should consider leaving social media during your divorce. Here are a few tips on how to manage your online life in the wake of a divorce.

Why you should delete your profiles

It is best for most people to completely delete their social media when going through a divorce. For example, deleting your profiles means you will not see potentially hurtful messages or posts from your ex. It also prevents your ex from accessing information on your profile, which could potentially lead to retaliatory practices.

Once the divorce is complete, you can feel free to return to social media once again. However, try to maintain a positive outlook when creating posts, both for your benefit and for the well-being of your children.

What to do if you want to remain on social media

In the event you choose to keep your profiles, be sure to check the privacy settings. Maintaining the highest settings prevents others from looking at your feed and potentially sharing information with your ex-spouse. If you share mutual friends with your ex, you should also consider deleting them.

When it comes to posts, refrain from saying anything negative about your former spouse or the situation in general. You should also check your children’s profiles on a regular basis to ensure the divorce is not adversely affecting them. Taking these steps will help you maintain your sanity during the divorce process.

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