Cheating On Social Media
Posted: Friday April 12 2019
By: Vanessa Fox
Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp … in 2019 there are any number of social media platforms on which to communicate with your partner. But the ever-evolving World Wide Web also offers the potential for our partners to reach many other people online across the world, too.
Cheating On Social Media – Social media and divorce – destroyer or saviour?
Cheating On Social Media, so, while many of us would agree that being able to ping your partner a message at anytime, anywhere from a smartphone is a good thing, for others the ease with which their partners can forge new connections from the very same app is proving a definite downside. Multiple communication channels have increased the potential to cheat on your spouse and social media and mobile phones are frequently cited by lawyers in divorce cases.
Gone are the days of lipstick on the collar or a crumpled receipt for a hotel room. We are now more likely to discover our partner is cheating via a Facebook post or because they’ve been tagged in a post at an event after claiming they were stuck working late or in traffic.
Maybe they were even ‘outed’ by Ashley Madison’s data breach after the extramarital affairs website was hacked a couple of years ago.
So smartphone technology can undoubtedly increase our opportunity to DM (direct message) a Twitter or Instagram user we wouldn’t ordinarily meet away from the eyes of our partner – which can result in some pursuing illicit relationships IRL (in real life).
However, rather than simply regarding these devices and platforms as technological tools of marital breakdown, it is important to also consider the role that social media and technology can play in resolving conflict and helping warring couples to move forward and communicate after a split.