Thanks to the internet, the world has become increasingly small. Sure, there's the good inherent in what it offers — instant information and relationships. But the inverse is also true — it could lead to a lot more break-ups and divorces.
We discussed earlier about how social media was being used to serve users papers in a divorce proceeding. But now, a study out of England suggests using sites like Facebook highlight the bad in a relationship and that could lead to more divorces. In a survey of more than 2,000 Britons, one in seven say that they would consider a divorce because of the way their spouse acted on social media.
According to the study, about a quarter of married couples had at least one argument with their spouses on a weekly basis that was related to social media use. Another stunning 17 percent said that they quarreled with their spouses on a daily basis about social media activity.
It's the same here across the pond, as well. A 2010 study from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) found that more than three quarters of divorce lawyers asked by the AMAL admitted that social media evidence played an escalating role in divorce cases since 2005.
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Survey says social media could lead to more divorces
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