You likely use social media every day to gather information, pass time and connect with others. Just like many others, social media is likely a commonplace part of your daily life.
According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans use social media in some form. Since the use of these sites is so prevalent, you should avoid making certain social media mistakes during your divorce.
1. Oversharing about divorce proceedings
Remember that after you post a status, a photo or any other type of content, it is extremely difficult to eliminate this information completely. During divorce proceedings, refrain from posting about any issues and drama related to ending your marriage online.
2. Insulting your spouse
When your spouse frustrates or angers you, it is easy to vent your feelings on social media in search of support and validation. Instead of turning to social media, talk to a friend, family member or therapist about these emotions.
3. Failing to change your passwords
Your spouse may still remember the passwords to your social media accounts, even if you do not think he or she does. To protect your privacy during your divorce, change all the passwords to these accounts as soon as possible.
Managing your emotions and handling your divorce while adhering to proper social media guidelines can be difficult. If you need a break, log off your social media accounts and wait to come back to them until you feel emotionally ready or you finalize your divorce settlement.