Social media is likely part of your daily life. You probably use these sites to connect with old friends, talk to family, acquire information and pass time.
According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 72% of people in the U.S. use social media in some form. Even though social media may be commonplace in your daily life, you should be careful about how you use it during your divorce.
1. Refrain from posting about your spouse
You may feel a variety of emotions during your divorce and experience feelings of anger and frustration while conversing with your spouse. Although it is tempting to vent about your spouse online, avoid doing this. Talk to a close friend or family member about your frustrations instead.
2. Check your privacy settings
Once you and your spouse decide to get divorced, change the passwords on all your social media accounts. You may also want to review your privacy settings to ensure no one can tag you in photos or other posts if you do not want this occurring.
3. Think twice before posting
Your divorce should remain private, especially as you work through issues relating to child custody, property division, spousal support, etc. Whenever you want to post something online, think twice about whether this information could hurt you during divorce proceedings or not.
Using social media during your divorce can be a complicated process, and you may need some space from the online world. If needed, consider logging off these sites for a while or until you finalize your divorce.