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Why should I be cautious when on social media?

Divorce is not always easy, and you might feel tempted to discuss your situation with your friends. There is often nothing wrong with you sharing details of your Milwaukee divorce with your friends and family over coffee. However, the minute you share information about your separation on social media, you could end up making your divorce more complicated.

It is important for you to keep your feelings in check and watch what you post on social media. Here are tips on things to consider avoiding so you do not make mistakes and create unnecessary drama.

Spying on your ex-partner 

You may have the login information for your spouse's social media accounts. You might also feel tempted to scrutinize his or her social media activity. Spying on your former partner is not healthy and can prolong the healing process. Also, logging into someone else's account without his or her permission and knowledge can be a criminal offense and could lead to legal action.

Sharing private information

Posting certain things on social media could make you look bad in court. You may want to keep in mind that your posts are not necessarily private. Your ex or online friends could share anything you say with others and preserve it forever online. You do not want to end up regretting anything you post on social media later.

Being spiteful by showing off

You might want to show your ex-spouse that you are moving on and embracing the single life. However, anything you share online could add fuel to any existing animosity between you and make your divorce more toxic and complicated than necessary. There is also the possibility that you might accidentally incriminate yourself.

Social media may seem like an appropriate place for you to share information about your divorce to get support and guidance from friends and family who may not live close by. However, you could risk saying something that might hurt and alienate some friends and family and force them to choose sides. The last thing you may want is for your divorce to impact your relationships and create unnecessary trouble that could cause conflict in your separation.

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