Study Shows Facebook Can Lead To Divorce
With many social media venues, people tend to share too much personal information and opinions online. In the event of a divorce, many lawyers have recently turned to social networks like Facebook to find damaging information to be used in child custody cases. Divorce-Online UK surveyed attorneys who reported that a third of all divorces filed that year had Facebook implicated.
Even in relationships that are not going through a divorce, a new study has found Facebook to be harmful to the relationship itself. Research has found that those who check Facebook more than once an hour are more likely to have relationship conflicts related to Facebook, most often in couples of 3 years or less.
Many have discovered that Facebook is an easy way to get in touch with or stay in touch with former romantic partners and this could lead to emotional or physical cheating. In addition, the studies have shown that the more often someone uses Facebook, the more likely they are to monitor their partner’s posts specificity concerning past partners.
This study was a collaboration among students in 3 universities nationwide and will be published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.