Facebook, as you may know, is great for finding old friends and maybe trying to have sex with some of them.
Or at least that’s what a third of all divorce filings in the U.S. suggest.
An ABC News story says in 2011, 33 percent of all divorce filings mentioned Facebook, up from 20 percent in 2008.
The most common complaints include “inappropriate messages to ‘friends’ of the opposite sex, and cruel posts or comments between separated spouses. Sometimes, Facebook friends would tattle to one partner in a relationship about bad behavior by the other,” writes ABC.
Curiously, “saucy selfies” is not mentioned, despite the fact there are apps built around just that single marriage-busting idea.
Experts say Facebook postings by parents and their children are increasingly used during custody battles.
This April Fool’s Day will mark only my fourth year of marriage, so I’m no pro at relationships, but a marriage’s emotional foundation can only be as strong as your social media password.
I suggest using something like “ILoveMyWifeAndHopeSheCanForgiveHumanWeakness” instead of “BootyCall66.” At least it will give the judge something to think about when he’s signing your kids over to child protective services.
Fortunately for me, none of my Facebook friends are pretty or interesting, or even pretty interesting. I really need to pare my friends list down, now that I think about it.
Now, I will leave the Faceook ”poke” jokes to you, dear reader.
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