Most people nowadays have a social media presence. You may rely on social media to communicate with friends and family members and keep up with their lives. You may also use it to update people about your life.
According to Psychology Today, you may want to rethink your social media presence during a divorce.
Your ex may weaponize social media
If you and your ex have any disputes, he or she may look to social media to settle them. If you post something online, your spouse can try to use it against you. For example, if the two of you have a dispute about spousal support or child support and you post about a vacation or shopping trip, he or she may try to use that as proof against you. Even if you block your ex, you may have friends who can share social media posts. If you post on social media, be careful of what you say, particularly regarding your ex or the divorce.
You may develop a more negative outlook
While you may open social media for an escape, it can also foster negative feelings. If you see all of your friends and family posting happy memories, you can feel jealous or angry. It can increase your grief and make it difficult to move forward. Try to limit your time on social media if you feel upset at other people’s posts. Additionally, do not post negativity yourself. Only vent in private to people you trust.
When using social media, be mindful of what you post and keep your privacy levels high.