Navigating social media during divorce

On Behalf of | May 18, 2022 | Divorce

Social media can bring more attention to the negative aspects of divorce. If you’re ending your marriage in Pennsylvania, knowing how to navigate social media can make this time in your life a little easier. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Stay off social media

Depending on the nature of your divorce and your mental and emotional state, it may be best to stay off social media until the divorce is final. This can help you resist the temptation to disclose personal information or attack your ex’s character. The things you say on social media could spark arguments and impact your reputation. The information you post could also be used to make certain determinations in your divorce case which could make things more complicated.

Avoid negative conversations

If you’re on social media, you’re likely friends with family members and loved ones. These people probably already know you’re getting a divorce, or you may have chosen not to tell them until your divorce is finalized.

Social media can be uplifting and encouraging, and if you want to browse through other people’s statuses and feel inspired during this difficult time in your life, you’re likely to log onto social media more often. However, you may want to avoid saying anything negative that could be directed toward your ex. Focus on posting positive messages and images that will make you feel better and have a beneficial impact on your followers.

It may also be a good idea to change your privacy settings on your social media accounts. Remove your relationship status and restrict your pictures and posts so that only trusted friends and family members can see them. This will give you more control over your social media interactions which can be beneficial for your mental and emotional health during a divorce.