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Should I delete social media during a divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 29, 2022 | Divorce |

Most people have social media accounts. We use them for many things: to connect with loved ones that are far away, to see what our friends are doing and to let other people know how we are doing. Social media has become part of the modern social fabric of the world.

However, social media also has a lot of dangers. During a divorce, social media can do you more harm than good. Particularly if you are going through a tough divorce, it is usually better to delete your social media accounts, as per Psychology Today.

Why should I delete my social media?

Deleting your social media prevents you from posting something that might make your ex upset. You may be angry and vent on the social media site, which could cause others to see what you post. This can potentially cause you trouble during your divorce.

Not to mention, disconnecting from social media during your divorce will allow you to focus more on self-care, your children and other things that interest you.

What are some tips for using social media during divorce?

If it is not feasible for you to delete your social media during your divorce, you should set your privacy settings to the strongest they can be. Make sure to “unfriend” your ex and his or her family members. Do not post anything negative about the divorce or about your ex. Make sure to talk with your family members to make sure that they do not post anything negative, either.

Instead, focus on the positives and post photos of you doing things you enjoy. This will keep your social media positive and prevent your ex from using it against you.