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How to manage social media during your divorce

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On a daily basis, you may spend a little time on social media engaging with others and getting updates on your friends and family. This is also a normal part of most people’s everyday lives with the rise in technology and the popularity of these sites.

The Pew Research Center states that in the U.S., approximately 7 in 10 Americans use social media in some form. Although social media may be a standard part of your routine, you must be careful about how to use these platforms during your divorce.

Change your passwords

Throughout your marriage, you and your spouse may have shared passwords to different accounts. Even if you think your spouse may not try and access your social media profiles during the divorce process, change your passwords as soon as possible.

Update your privacy settings

Maintain control about what people can tag you in and post about you on social media. Assess your privacy settings on your profiles to ensure nothing shows up that you do not expect.

Watch what you post

Divorce can be a frustrating process, and you may want to vent online about your former spouse. To prevent anything from harming your interests during divorce proceedings, refrain from posting negatively about your ex online.

You may experience a wide range of emotions during the divorce process, and it may be difficult to cope along with managing your presence on social media. If needed, take a break from your online profiles, or delete them, until you are ready to return.

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