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3 things to avoid posting on social media during divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2024 | Divorce

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally challenging time. With social media being such a big part of our lives, it may be tempting to vent your feelings online or even dig up dirt on your ex. However, this is almost never a good idea during divorce proceedings.

Here are 3 things you should avoid posting on social media while divorcing.

1. Angry rants

It is understandable to feel resentment or anger towards your ex during a divorce. But inflammatory social media posts targeting your former spouse will likely only make things worse. Angry late-night rants may feel cathartic in the moment. But they can easily become evidence against you later in divorce court.

2. Pictures with new romantic partners

Even if you have already moved on, flaunting new relationships online can provoke jealousy and hurt feelings. This not only perpetuates conflict, but it could also work against you if your divorce involves child custody. Even seemingly innocent photos at the wrong time can cast doubt on your judgment.

3. Cries for help or sympathy

Excessively dramatic social media posts seeking validation or sympathy are not the healthiest coping mechanisms. Oversharing details about your private anguish online can make the situation worse.

While ending a marriage is often the right decision, the process requires great care and discretion. Avoid oversharing online and you will be better positioned to achieve your goals, protect your reputation and move forward. With some common sense and self-control on social media, you can make your divorce as smooth and amicable as possible.