Should You Use Social Media When Going Through a Divorce?
As digital devices and social media have become a significant part of life, smartphones and social media platforms are also integral part of our everyday lives.
People frequently want to share their experiences – both positive and negative – with friends and family via status updates, tweets, or pictures shared online.
When going through a collaborative divorce process, both partners must maintain an appropriate and respectful manner while safeguarding their family’s well-being by taking note of each other’s feelings regarding social media posts/comments posted or commented upon during this process.
Here are a few guidelines to help you manage your social media accounts during a divorce:
Show kindness towards your spouse as much as you would expect it from them.
Exercise restraint when sharing sensitive details about a divorce process that could complicate or inhibit conflict resolution to avoid significantly complicating marital separation proceedings and compromise resolution efforts.
Social sharing makes it easy to become consumed with seeking validation through likes and comments; however, it is essential to assess whether such engagement may cause emotional turmoil; if so, then refraining from social sharing may be best.
It would be prudent to forgo sharing that piece if it poses any threat of invading personal space or being exploited illegally.
Emotionally charged posts or comments on social media can further escalate tensions and make finding common ground more challenging. So, it is wise to avoid making hasty or provocative statements on this platform.
Adhering to these social media guidelines can avoid unnecessary conflicts and facilitate a smoother divorce process.
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Note: This information is general 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.