Facebook Involved in 33 Percent of UK Divorces
January 3, 2012 10:51 AM
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Twitter was responsible for 20 percent of UK divorces
Last year, Raleigh, North Carolina attorneys reported that
Facebook and MySpace were involved in most divorce cases
due to a spouse's inappropriate behavior on such social networking sites. Now, it seems the UK has the same complaint.
Divorce-Online, a UK divorce website, conducted a survey consisting of 5,000 people in 2009 and 2011. The participants were asked a series of questions regarding their spouse's behavior, which included their online behavior.
According to the survey's results, 20 percent of behavior petitions in 2009 contained the word Facebook. In 2011, this number jumped to 33 percent.
Other social networking sites didn't reach that high of a percentage. For instance, Twitter was only at 20 percent in 2011, and the problem associated with the network is that spouse's used it to make comments about exes.
However, the reasons for listing Facebook on the behavior petitions were inappropriate messages sent to a person of the opposite sex, Facebook friends reporting spouse's behavior, and separated spouses posting harsh comments about each other.
People need to be careful
what they write on their walls as the courts are seeing these posts being used in financial disputes and children cases as evidence," said Mark Keenan, a spokesman for Divorce-Online.
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Doomed from the beginning
1/3/2012 11:04:16 AM
I think its more that they were doomed from the beginning but instead of taking place in a bar or wherever it occurred through Facebook. It was more than likely going to occur anyhow. Ill bet you a good 80% of those Facebook new relationships that ended another relationship end of the same. People tend to repeat their mistakes. Sadly I have two friends going through so called new relationships from failed marriages and they cant see the oncoming trains. I hope they both prove me wrong but every week I hear of another warning sign either doesn't pick up on.
RE: Doomed from the beginning
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
1/4/2012 12:33:36 PM
Agreed - there is some unwriten rule now that marriage is not suppose to last.
It's all about parenting, and the large amount of people that can't!
My parnets, being old school, never divorced, nor was it considered. Me and my wife agreed that we were not going to get into marriage if it meant we'd divorce. If you think that divorce is just a part of marraige then why do it????
My kids when they were little, didn't get it when their friends had two dads, and the friend went to the dad's place for a weekend. And they only had one mom and dad.
It's all about mind set and parenting. Niether of which people care about any longer. It's the downfall of our society. Don't believe this? Why don't kids repect authority any longer?
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