During your divorce, you may gravitate towards social media to vent to your friends and loved ones or announce the split in your marriage. Most people share many aspects of their lives on social media and while you may feel like you have good company on your friend’s list, you have to take caution.
According to Psychology Today, social media can have a devastating impact on your mental health and your divorce case.
The impact of social media on your case
Your spouse can use your social media against you if he or she has access to it. For example, if you post about shopping or vacations, he or she may try to use it to his or her advantage. Anything you post publically becomes fair game. Keep all of your profiles private and if necessary, unfriend your former spouse. Unfortunately, you may have mutual friends that may give your posts to the other side.
The mental health effects of social media
Everyone cultivates their social media image. Most people focus on posting the positive aspects of their life. While surfing through Facebook, you may witness happy couples or people going through some of the better times in their life. Seeing this can make you feel lonely or envious of other people’s lives. Sometimes, it helps to take a break from social media. If you need to vent or talk to friends and family, do so in private, away from the internet.
Be careful of what you post on social media. Do not focus on your divorce if you need to keep a social media presence.