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Should I delete my social media accounts during divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2022 | Family Law |

Almost everybody in the world has some level of social media presence. Much of the time, people use social media to connect with family and friends that you otherwise might not get to talk with very often. In this instance, social media is a helpful tool.

However, there is also a dark side of social media. Particularly if you are going through a divorce, you might have the urge to vent about it online. According to Psychology Today, it is advisable to delete your social media presence if it is at all possible.

Why should I delete my social media?

It can be very tempting to vent about tough times on social media, as your friends are likely to produce sympathetic responses. However, anything that you “release” on social media is no longer private, even if you have your social media set to “private.” Remember that it is possible for anybody to take screenshots of your posts and share them with your ex. Depending on what you are posting, this can be damaging. It is best to remove the temptation altogether by deleting your accounts, at least during your divorce.

What if I do not want to delete my social media?

If deleting your social media is too extreme of a step, there are other actions you can take. First, do not post anything negative about the divorce on social media sites. You should also talk to your friends and family to ensure that they do not post negative things about your ex or your situation, either.

If you must keep your social media through a divorce, remember to keep it positive. This will help protect your positioning through divorce.

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