The link between social media and divorce

Statista reported last year that there were 1.79 billion people worldwide who used social media, this may sound substantial but it is predicted that by 2018 this will increase to 2.5 billion, around a third of Earth’s entire population! Facebook and Twitter continue to top the charts as the most popular social media sites in the world. With so many people using some form of social media it is likely that your husband or wife will at least have a profile on one of these networks even if they do not actively use it.

Despite the benefits social media may bring; in linking up long lost school friends or distant family, unfortunately, it also seems to be causing strain on some couples relationships. One in seven people said they’d considered divorce because of their spouses’ questionable activity on Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter or What’sApp, a recent survey of 2,000 married Brits found. Almost a quarter of those polled said they had at least one argument a week related to social media use, with 17 percent admitting they fought about it every day.

So what is it about social media networks that has got married couples anxious, many experts believe social media creates an environment for misunderstanding, jealousy and comparisons. But surely this lack of trust is inevitable offline as well as online? Many people now feel more threatened by online behaviour as they feel it offers individuals far easier options to be unfaithful in a more secret manner compared to offline.

With all this uncertainty and lack of communication between married couples it’s no wonder more people are considering divorce. However, if you decide your relationship has irretrievably broken down and divorce is the best option for you both, it is important to ensure you now begin communicating to work out the best option for your separation. Communication is the key to achieving an amicable and swift divorce, this will reduce your fees and gain both parties a fair settlement. Divorce Negotiator is different from the traditional divorce route, instead based on one advisor to work with both parties to come to an agreement which is fair without lengthy court battles and opposing legal parties.

If you are worried about the process of divorce and would like to know more on how we can help, contact one of our negotiators to find out more.

The link between social media and divorce was last modified: May 23rd, 2018 by Carol Sullivan

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