Social media is a useful tool you can use to stay in touch with family and friends, share information and entertain yourself. And if you are like many people, social media is a part of your normal daily life.
According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 72% of adults in the U.S. use social media in some form. While you do not have to stop using social media entirely during your divorce, there are things you should do to prevent information on your profiles from affecting divorce proceedings.
1. Do not discuss your divorce online
You may want to vent your anger and frustrations about your ex or divorce proceedings online. Instead of doing this, try to remain neutral on these sites and if possible, do not post any information about your divorce.
2. Adjust your settings
You never know when someone will post something that you do not want on your social media profiles. Adjust your settings so that you retain full control over what information goes on your social media accounts.
3. Change your passwords
During your marriage, you and your spouse may have shared your passwords to different accounts with each other. Even if you think your spouse will not try and access your social media profiles, change your passwords as soon as possible.
Trying to navigate the divorce process while carefully using social media can be a challenge. You may want to consider taking a break from social media or using it sparingly until you finalize your divorce.