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3 common social media mistakes to avoid during your divorce

Divorce is a complicated and frustrating process. Discussing your struggles and emotions with people you trust is one way to help you through this hard time. But confiding in close friends over dinner and sharing details with hundreds of acquaintances via social media are two different things.

If you are not careful with what you post on social media, it can stir up drama and come back to bite you in court. It is important to know about some common mistakes so you can avoid them. Keep reading to learn how you can keep things civil on social media.

1. Bad-mouthing your ex

With all your anger and confusion about your split, it can be tempting to vent your feelings via an online post in just a few seconds. Restrain yourself from bashing your former spouse and creating hostility. This type of behavior can not only cause tension among family and friends but also make you look bad to the court.

2. Sharing too much 

Anything you post on the internet is permanent, so avoid sharing scandalous details on your online profile. Oversharing personal details about your separation rarely yields any positive results. Do you really want the family court judge or a future hiring manager reading the dirty laundry about your divorce?

3. Posting self-incriminating information

Think twice before you post pictures of you partying as a newly single person or brag about your recent retail therapy purchase. Consider how these things could impact your custody agreement or settlement. What you might think of as a simple social media post could be used against you.

Social media is a normal part of your life, and it is understandable to post certain updates as you go through divorce. You should try to keep the emotional things to yourself, a few close friends and a therapist, however. Avoid these mistakes and follow these tips from AdWeek, and the process will go smoother.

 

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