Most Americans use social media daily. No matter what your favorite platform is, it is a good way to stay in contact with friends and family all around the world. However, if you are going through a divorce, social media presents certain challenges.
It is important to have a social media strategy while going through a divorce. According to Psychology Today, the best thing to do is to stop using social media entirely, but if this is not possible, ensure that you have your privacy settings as high as possible and stay positive.
Delete if possible
It is very tempting to get on your favorite social media platform and vent about your troubles. However, this can come back to haunt you. Remember that even if you do “delete” or “block” persons that are more connected to your ex, it is still possible for anybody to take screenshots of what you post. Social media is never truly private.
Deleting your social media account will remove any temptations to post negative things. It is not uncommon for social media posts to appear in divorce court, and you may regret something you post in a fit of pique.
Cull if not
If deleting your social media seems too extreme, then it is time to put your profiles on the highest privacy settings possible. You should also obscure your “relationship” status, even if you do get into a new relationship during this time. Being as discreet as possible with your social media during divorce is the best policy.
Whether you choose to delete your social media or adopt a new posting strategy, it is vital that you have a plan for how to handle your online life during your divorce.