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Navigating social media during divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2016 | Divorce |

In a world dominated by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a host of other social media outlets, it seems many people’s lives are on display for all to see. However, as some Connecticut residents have probably determined, this is not the best way to conduct oneself in the midst of a divorce. There are several pitfalls that can be avoided, however, through self control and professional support. 

Perhaps most obviously, posts shared on social media have a habit of never going away. Even if a post written in anger or sadness is later deleted, in some cases, the damage has already been done. That damage can manifest in many unpleasant ways, from hurt feelings to possible legal issues depending on the content of the message. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to limit posting all together. 

It is no secret that divorce is a trying process, so seeking out support for negative and frustrating feelings can be a huge help in navigating the divorce as well as helping one sort through one’s own emotions. In some cases, family and friends can be relied upon for this sort of support. However, for some people, resources like a divorce coach or a trained therapist may be more beneficial. Navigating a divorce is all about collecting the right support at the right time. 

Social media is just one of the many factors that can influence a divorce, both in a personal and a legal sense. Connecticut residents facing divorce may benefit from seeking the support of professionals who can help them navigate these sometimes treacherous waters. The right information combined with preparedness can make a world of difference in a divorce settlement. 

Source: The Huffington Post, “6 Tips To Navigate Social Media in Divorce”, Cherie Morris, Jan. 15, 2016