Does Facebook Cause Divorce?
You lovers might want to think twice before you “poke” people online. According to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one in five divorces are linked to Facebook. We should all know that social media snooping isn’t going anywhere soon and reports state that 80% of divorce lawyers are receiving cases including sites like these as evidence of infidelity.
Flirty messages and photographs found on Facebook are increasingly being cited as proof of unreasonable behaviour or irreconcilable differences.
Many cases revolve around social media users who get back in touch with old flames they hadn’t heard from in many years.
Facebook was by far the biggest offender, with 66 per cent of lawyers citing it as the primary source of evidence in a divorce case. MySpace followed with 15 per cent, Twitter at 5 per cent and other choices lumped together at 14 per cent. [source]
Now if that is not a damn shame, what is? Facebook seems to be the center of a ton of Internet foolishness these days—people leaving shady statuses, hacking into other pages, starting pointless trends and the like. Maybe that’s why Reverend Cedric Miller ordered his church leaders to delete their accounts—you know, before they found out he used to have crazy threesomes back in the day. However, that’s not the point!
We need not place the blame on Facebook and poor Jesse Eisenberg. Cheaters and dirt-doers would remain even without these sites, but it just so happens social media makes it easier to cheat and do dirt. Then in turn, a lot of folks end up putting themselves on blast and the angry spouse files and potentially gets half…or at least the dog.