In today’s world, “sharing is caring” – and for most things in life, it truly is, but for others, it can have long-lasting negative issues. Sharing on social media is not often “caring” when you and your spouse are divorcing.
Often, we get so engrossed in social media for the likes, comments, and shares. The more engagement we get on our post, the happier and more energized we get; it can be so validating. However, when you are working through a marital dissolution, one should exercise great caution with what you say about yourself, your spouse, and your children.
Here are some tips we like to share with our clients regarding social media during this difficult time in their lives:
- When in doubt, don’t post. Less is more on social media.
- Consider your children’s friends and family when posting –would it make them think differently about you or your child?
- Remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would like done to you.
- Commenting can often ignite negative feelings – scroll past those temptations.
- Keep your family matters private – especially when posting about your children.
Don’t let the thrill of posting on social media cause emotional harm that could last a lifetime and derail any chance of preserving your family unit long after your divorce is finalized.
At Peace Talks, our co-mediation teams of attorneys, financial professionals and therapists can help you and your spouse work toward a divorce agreement that is mutually agreeable without dissolving your family unit.
Our divorce mediators work with you to explore options, get the information you need to make good decisions, and assist both of you in reaching an agreement, while keeping both parties in control over their future.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.