Should You Post on Social Media During a Divorce in New York?
If you're going through a divorce or planning to file for a divorce in New York you're probably wondering if it's a good idea to post on social media or not? There are both pros and cons of posting on social media during a divorce; however, if you can proceed with caution, you may be able to manage your social media account strategically during this time.
Whatever You Post on Social Media is Public and May Come Back to Haunt You Later
One of the most important things to keep in mind about posting on social media during divorce is that whatever you post is public information and it may be used against you in court. If you do decide to post on social media, make sure that you are not making any negative comments about your soon-to-be ex-husband. Also, refrain from sharing anything related to your kids or parenting.
Be Prepared for Unwanted Advice and Judgment if You Do Share Your Divorce Publicly On Social Media
In case you decide to make your divorce public on social media; be prepared that people may also make their own judgments and give unwanted advice in the comment section. If your goal is only to put it out there to announce it so that you don't have to reach out to everyone individually then deactivate the comments section.
Ask Yourself if Sharing Your Divorce Publicly on Social Media Will Help You Heal or Prevent You from Healing
Remember that the more you talk about divorce publicly it can also prevent you from healing during the divorce process. However, for some people, it can be therapeutic to get it out of their system. There are no set rules when it comes to this; so ultimately you have to do what you are comfortable with and what aligns with your personal values.
Be Careful Not to Share Any Personal Details of Your Divorce Online
Whenever you want to post on social media make sure that you think before you post; just as the saying goes “Think before you speak.” Another important aspect to remember is to keep personal matters personal and not share any personal information online. You can also check your social media platform privacy settings to make sure that you are only sharing your posts with the audience that you choose to; for example, Instagram has a feature where you can share your content with close friends in the stories section.
Would You Want to Rely on Your Friends and Family for Support?
You may also find it comforting to seek the support of your family and friends in real life versus friends or acquaintances on social media.
Always Put the Best Interest of Your Children First
If your children are old enough to be on social media, you may want to consider their feelings when it comes to making the divorce “public on social media.” Divorce can be especially challenging for children, so it is imperative to consider their feelings and show them that they matter.
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