Facebook fuels divorce

January 6, 2010
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Facebook is great for reconnecting with old classmates and friends. It’s also great at causing divorce. That great tool of reconnecting with former friends also lets people reconnect with former flames, leading to emotional, physical, or just cyber infidelity.

According to a British law firm that deals almost exclusively in divorce, 20 percent of petitions for divorces the firm has filed somehow reference Facebook. Inappropriate e-mails and messages found on Facebook pages are being cited as evidence of unreasonable behavior.

Granted, Facebook itself doesn’t cause the divorce, but merely makes it easier for one to find a new romantic flame. Along with changes in behavior, appearance, and looking for lipstick around the collar, people will have to add checking their spouses’ Facebook pages for indications of infidelity.

It’s probably not a good sign then if your spouse suddenly “defriends” you online when you have suspicions of cheating. It might mean you’ll find yourself in the market for a divorce lawyer.
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