Social media can be a good place for you to express yourself, but during a divorce, that’s the last thing you should be using to speak about what’s happening in your life. Social media gives you a platform, but that platform can be extremely negative when you’re going through a divorce.
The problem with social media is that what you post there may be on the internet for good. Even if you delete a post, if people have shared it or copied it, you’ll never be able to erase its history. On top of that, if you make a statement about your divorce and people start commenting, there will be lots of people who have their own opinions and who make comments that may not be respectful to you or your spouse.
Stay off social media for a calmer divorce
Staying off social media is a better choice during divorce when you have the opportunity to do so. Any arguments or issues you have should be discussed with your attorney or in a mediation session rather than posting about them online. Why?
The last thing you want is for your spouse to see an angry post or statement that could change the court’s opinion about you or influence your case. It’s better to lock down your social media and to deactivate your accounts, even if temporarily, whenever you can.
The right approach to your divorce can help it end sooner
Having a healthy, respectful divorce may help you resolve your divorce disputes and issues sooner, so you can move on with your life. It is reasonable for you to look into setting up mediation sessions or negotiating with your spouse. It’s respectful to keep certain aspects of your divorce offline and to avoid saying or doing anything that could negatively influence you in court.
If you have to stay on social media, keep away from divorce-related topics. Avoid posting if possible, and limit your posts to only those who need to see them. Doing this will help you protect yourself and your own best interests, keeping your comments private from your spouse.