When one is going through a divorce in Georgia, it can be tempting to vent on social media. But oversharing on one’s social media accounts during the emotional and life-changing process of dissolving a marriage is not wise. In certain circumstances, information shared online may be used against someone going through a divorce. Plus, when emotions are high, people often say things they regret later, which can cause an already contentious relationship to become worse.
How to use social media responsibly
One of the best ways to be responsible with social media use during a divorce is to make all accounts private and keep a short list of trustworthy friends with access to one’s accounts. Parents especially must remember that even though the marriage is over, the co-parenting relationship must continue. It’s always easier for children when their divorced parents can at least be civil with each other. Bad-mouthing each other on social media can significantly impact one’s relationship with the other parent.
It’s helpful to remember that nothing shared online ever truly goes away. In a high emotional state, one may share divorce details or disparage the other parent, then later regret sharing that information. It’s best to not post when one is feeling especially emotional and to vent in person to family and friends.
Navigating divorce with legal assistance
Many people don’t know what to expect when going through a divorce. It’s not uncommon for people to ask for help from friends and family who have experience with divorce. But ultimately, divorce is a legal matter and it’s important for Georgians to seek advice from an attorney to get answers to questions and prepare for the process ahead.