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Being mindful with social media activity during a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2022 | Divorce |

Social media outlets may provide you with various avenues with which to remain connected with family members and friends in Oregon and across the nation. In an instant, you can use these outlets to share pictures of your experiences with loved ones or post information about major changes in your life.

However, with certain changes in life, it may be helpful to be careful with what you post on social media outlets. If you and your spouse choose to take separate paths in life, knowing how your activity on social media might influence the outcome of your divorce could prove vital to safeguarding your interests.

Using caution

Even if you feel inclined to share your feelings about your current situation through social media, certain types of posts may only lead to increased levels of conflict that may do little to help your situation. Some ways to be mindful with social media posts could include:

  • Think before you post: A social media post published in a moment of anger or frustration may only act to further complicate matters by promoting conflict in an already stressful situation.
  • Stay positive: If you do not wish to cease using social media during this time, it might be helpful to consider sticking to positive topics, such as pictures of hobbies you enjoy.
  • Access to posts: It may also be beneficial to check your privacy settings on social media outlets and take steps to limit access to your posts to those you know and trust.
  • Children and social media: If your children are active on social media outlets, they may also have access to your posts. Using caution with social media activity could also be vital to protecting their interests.

It could also be in your best interests to avoid posting details about the divorce process or to use social media outlets to spread negative information about the other party.

Looking ahead

While it might be easy to focus on current feelings when facing the end of a marriage, making decisions based on emotions may do little to help your situation. Taking time to think about what is best for your future may help place you in a better position to make informed choices about your situation. Seeking advice on how to achieve such a goal could help you prepare to seek the best outcome possible regarding your future and help you approach the next stage of your life with confidence.

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