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How Can Social Media Negatively Impact Your Marriage?

September 13, 2019

With social media, it is now easier than ever before to connect with people from all over the globe. While more people are building new relationships online, social media can have devasting effects on existing relationships. Social media now counts as a contributing factor in the breakdown of many marriages.

If you are married, here are three ways social media could negatively impact your relationship:

1. Excessive social media use

The more time you spend on social media pages, the less time there is to spend with your spouse. Spending time with your spouse means more than merely being in the same room. It means being present and attentive. When you do not spend quality time with your partner, you will quickly grow apart.

2. Suspicious behaviour and jealousy

Are you constantly monitoring your spouse’s social media interactions due to jealousy? Then there is a serious problem, whether your suspicion is founded or not. The more you snoop through your spouse’s online activity, the greater your jealousy and mistrust will become. Your marriage is unlikely to survive without trust.

3. Online affairs

Sadly, there is often a reason for jealousy and suspicions about a spouse’s behaviour online. Studies show that 1 in 10 adults hide messages and posts from their partner and 8% of those in relationships say they have secret social media accounts. It is no wonder that a third of divorces can be attributed to online affairs as approximately 30% of Tinder users are married. There are even sites with millions of users that cater specifically for individuals looking to have affairs.

What should you do if social media has caused problems in your marriage?

If you have found that social media has led to problems in your marriage, it might not be too late to reverse the damage. You may want to seek the help of marriage counsellor to help you and your spouse to reconnect.

If your spouse is having an affair, the damage may be harder to reverse. It may seem as though your life is falling apart as you are confronted with feelings of sadness, hurt, anger and depression. While you are dealing with your emotions, you may forget to consider the legal side of things.

Once you are thinking of ending your marriage because of an affair, you should consider speaking with a divorce lawyer. A divorce lawyer will tell you how infidelity may affect your divorce and what evidence of adultery you need to provide.

Are you searching for a divorce lawyer in Toronto?

If you are searching for a divorce lawyer in Toronto, contact us at Baker and Baker Family Law.

At Baker and Baker Family Law, we understand how difficult it is to discover that the person you had planned to spend your life with has been unfaithful. We will help to make the process a little less stressful by guiding you through the divorce as efficiently and effectively as possible. With over 90 years of combined experience, we are in a strong position to help you find solutions that will save money and a great deal of trouble.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Toronto divorce lawyers.

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