Research Says Facebook is a Factor in Recent Divorces

How many times have you heard someone either broke up or had a fight because their boyfriend said something to this girl on Facebook or their spouse had an ex-girlfriend as a “friend”?  Well, the stories you have heard are not just stories, they are gaining serious relevancy in the social realm.

According to the Telegraph, researchers have found that one law firm confirmed that one in five online divorce petitions state that Facebook is a culprit in dividing couples.  Apparently, folks have been using the ultimate reunion tool to flirt, have affairs, and find out things about their mate that are alarming.

Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online told the Telegraph:

“I had heard from my staff that there were a lot of people saying they had found out things about their partners on Facebook and I decided to see how prevalent it was I was really surprised to see 20 per cent of all the petitions containing references to Facebook.”

Keenan also disclosed the main problem with Facebook and couples is inappropriate chatting:

“The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to.”

But Facebook has also added to the objectivity of people.  Not having the face-to-face interaction with people has made folks more callous.  One fool updated his status with:

“Neil Brady has ended his marriage to Emma Brady.”

This fool told his wife that they were getting a divorce on his Facebook page?  Are you serious?  Surely there are numerous accounts of Facebook madness and this probably only scratches the surface.  Get the details here. Be careful out there on those Facebook streets.  It’s getting ugly out there!  Use it responsibly, please! We wouldn’t want to print your story next week.

-J.C. Brooks

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