Going through a divorce means that you have to think about various aspects of your life that you didn’t really consider before. Your social media presence is one of those factors.
While you’re going through the divorce, especially if it’s contentious, you have to be very careful about what you say on your social media accounts. For some people, taking down their social media is how they handle the situation. If you opt to keep social media up during your divorce, remember these tips:
#1: Remove your relationship status
Instead of changing your relationship status to single or it’s complicated, remove the relationship status completely. You can always put it back up once the divorce is finalized.
#2: Only post positive things
Even when you’re struggling during the divorce, don’t post anything negative on your social media. Keep things positive or neutral. You should also be careful about what pictures you share because you never know if your ex will try to twist things to use against you.
#3: Keep things private
Lock down your social media so only your friends and family can see it. Anyone who’s close to your ex, including his family members, should be removed during the divorce. If you don’t want to unfriend them, consider customizing your privacy settings to exclude them or restrict them from seeing your posts.
#4: Screenshots make everything permanent
Never think that you can delete something and it will be gone forever. You never know when someone will screenshot something, which means it will be around forever unless they delete the screenshot.
#5: Use caution with comments
Your social media presence is more than just what you post. You should also pay attention to your comments and how you respond to others.
Your divorce will be finalized eventually, so you’ll be able to go back to normal with social media once it’s over. The important thing to focus on now is making sure that you don’t do anything that will sabotage your ability to walk away with the best settlement and custody arrangement possible.