December 28, 2013

Don’t let socializing on Facebook jeopardize your relationships

Have we ever thought about Facebook’s disadvantages or the negative sides?

I think, we have. But we didn’t dwell on the thought and moved on. Here’s the danger, some reports have said that Facebook is fast becoming a major factor in marriage conflicts and increasingly being used for a source of evidence in divorce cases.

Interestingly, Facebook is popular among people for the simple reason that it is a means of communication and you can share information in a lot faster manner.

But who thought Facebook has the potential of breaking marriages?

According to an article on ABC news published last year in March, a third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook,” according to Divorce Online. And more than 80% of US divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Having said that, Facebook is made the cause of all the trouble and not the root of the problems per se.

It is said that greater availability of information online through social media has created a variety of problems in relationships at every level. Alright, but why would it matter if the person using Facebook were responsible enough to refrain from making nasty comments about their spouse and to be away from sending inappropriate messages to the members of the opposite sex?

These are little things the users have to focus on when they are using social media. It only takes one insignificant mistake to just ruin a marriage.

I think one should really take social media seriously because one would think their personal profile is not seen or checked by others as they are extra careful about not leaving it off guard. But we are forgetful. You forget once and your luck overcomes you and reveals all your secret to your spouse. Once your spouse finds out about your clandestine acts, chances are that you will lose their trust for life which in effect will jeopardize the relationship. Worse, the marriage will be over.

Maybe, these suggestions are not common to come from a guy. Especially from an unmarried guy at that but these are just my two cents on what I understand about marriage and relationships. You do not need to take me for granted.

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