Will Facebook Destroy Your Marriage?



It turns out that one of the most significant impacts that the rapid spread of Facebook is having on society may be … destroying marriages?

The Telegraph reports that by reconnecting old flames and enabling new ones, Facebook is tempting to people to cheat on their partners. One law firm that specializes in divorce asserts that almost one in five petitions they process cite Facebook as a reason, as spouses are finding evidence of flirting and even affairs on the site.

The 20 percent statistic may be high as it comes from a law firm that handles divorces online, but Mark Keenan, managing director of Divorce-Online, says that after hearing from his staff that Facebook was a recurring issue, he confirmed the 20 percent figure. “The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to,” he says.

The article even mentions one 35-year-old woman who discovered her husband was divorcing her when he updated his Facebook status to read: “Neil Brady has ended his marriage to Emma Brady.”

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Posted by Bruce Carton on December 23, 2009

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  1. Still, Facebook could be hurting your marriage. Here are eight and a half things you’re doing on or because of Facebook that could potentially damage your marriage.

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