Many of the clients I work with these days say that Facebook and other social media are causing them some problems in their relationship. Most people have some form of social media account and use this to communicate with both their friends, family and a much wider audience.
Previously in relationships, communication was limited to those close to us in our daily lives such as family, friends and work relationships. With Facebook we now have the ability to talk to and share our lives with anyone in the world. Sounds like a good thing right?
Unfortunately, along with the benefits of great technology, come a whole new set of problems that we are often not aware of until they occur. Some of the problems associated with Facebook are causing relationships to break up or become at the very least, distrustful and hurtful.
Relationships and Facebook
Facebook and social media have provided us with a wonderful way to communicate with a large group of people easily. On the other side however, we are aware that employers use Facebook to check potential employees but did you know that it is also now being used as a tool in divorce?
Recently in America, a superior court judge in Conneticut ordered a divorcing couple to hand over their Facebook passwords to the opposing lawyers to help determine the outcome of the divorce settlement! What is placed on personal pages of Facebook is being used in some cases, to help determine how fit a parent each one is and can have a bearing on custody. It’s a bit confronting to know that the big night out you had last week and posted on Facebook for your friends, may now work against you at some point in the future. [Read more…]