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Social media is a double-edged sword. As much there is a lot of good that it can do, it can also ruin lives. People only post good stuff on social media. This will result in undue pressure when you don’t have the real story behind the captions. If you’re going through a divorce, the unrealistic expectations could get to you. A good divorce attorney Mesa should be able to advise on the correct use of social media during the divorce proceedings. There are different ways in which social media can affect relationships and they include:


Most women on social media are constantly receiving messages from men they’ve never met. Some of the men will have pictures of their family and still have the courage to reach out to women. Social media can be a perfect breeding ground for infidelity.

Unrealistic Expectations

When scrolling through your timeline, it is easy to assume that people are living their best lives. What you might not know is that those photos could be from two years ago when life was still good. It is also possible that they’ve heavily been edited in order to appear nice for social media. This could result in unrealistic expectations for your relationship even when everything was going on well.


Your spouse might have never posted a picture with you on social media but doesn’t have a problem posting a colleague. This could see all manner of insecurities crippling in your relationship.


Social media is easily the biggest distraction in the 21st century. Instead of spending quality time with the family, you might find yourself on an infinity scroll of your social media timeline. This can have a devastating impact on a relationship.

Correlation Between Divorce and the Hours Spend on Social Media

There are studies that have linked divorce to excessive use of social media. With every 20% increase in the time you spend on social media, the chances of divorce go up by 4%. Those that are married and are under 40 are likely to experience unhappy relationships if one of the partners is addicted to social media.

Be Thoughtful of What You Post Online

Anything that you post online could be used against you in alimony, child custody, or child support case. You might tell the court that you’re not in a financial position to pay for child support yet you’re constantly posting pictures on luxury trips and buying designer items. You should avoid posting anything that would suggest spending money recklessly. You should also refrain from posting anything to do with drugs and drug abuse. There are some social media websites that could interfere with your divorce case and some of the main ones include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok.

If you’d like advice on social media usage with your ongoing divorce case, it is imperative that you’re consulting with the attorney. You can check out for more information on the use of social media.

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