When going through an event as momentous as a divorce, worrying about social media may seem a little bit vapid. However, the reality is that the internet has wormed its way into all corners of our lives. If you are getting a divorce, it is likely that you will need to break the news digitally at some point.
Social media can also help lessen the blow of telling people about your divorce over and over again, as it offers a wider platform for getting out the message. According to Fatherly, if you are going to make a divorce message on social media, keep your missives simple and without venom.
Keep in mind the future
Remember that anything that you put out on the internet has the potential to take on a life of its own. If you send out a missive digitally eviscerating your ex-spouse, it is possible that your children may read it someday. It would also be possible for somebody to take the missive and show it to your employer, or even future lovers and in-laws.
Remove the venom
Divorce is a very emotional time. However, it is unlikely that everybody on your social media feed needs to learn the details regarding who cheated on who or who was emotionally unavailable for years. Again, even if you have your social media set to high privacy, it is still possible for somebody to take a screenshot of whatever you post and share it with whomever they like. The best way to announce your divorce on social media is to keep it amicable and brief.