Is Bragging on Social Media a Contributing Factor in Divorces Today?
There are almost as many reasons to divorce as there are couples. Some split because of infidelity, others because of domestic violence, and still others because they simply “grew apart.” Even the internet has taken its fair share of the blame. It may be getting a lot more of that attention, thanks to the ever-growing phenomenon known as “facebragging” – the online over-sharing of positive, personal information.
Experts Say Social Media is Creating Unrealistic Expectations
People are spending more and more of their time online these days, which means they are frequently exposed to an inaccurate portrayal of perfection. Everyone does it after all – share only the good and cover up the bad. They post photographs of their picture-perfect wife but do not tell you that she is cheating, or they share the amazing vacations they take and fail to disclose that they spend weeks at a time away from their family. It is not that people intentionally hide this information to hurt anyone else; it is just hard to admit when there is a problem.
Sadly, that lack of reality – the constant portrayal of perfection – can cause everyone else to feel as if their lives do not measure up. Studies have indicated that this can lead to serious depression, and that the longer one spends online, the higher their odds of that depression can be. It is not too far of a reach to assume that the negativity each individual feels finds its way into the marriage.
How Unrealistic Expectations Are Breaking Down Marriages
There are a lot of ways that unrealistic expectations can damage a marriage. Some feel like they, themselves, do not measure up and become withdrawn from their spouse. Others may pressure or even threaten to leave their spouse if they do not keep “the perfect body,” just like their colleague's wife. Still others may simply argue, incessantly, about the things that they do not do – not taking vacations together, not having children, not keeping up with the house. Really, the possibilities are endless.
Is Facebragging Affecting Your Marriage
While some marriages may be able to recover from issues involving “facebragging,” others may become so stressed and fractured that there is no way to really recover. In these situations, it is critical to ensure you have a skilled attorney by your side, one that is compassionate and caring enough to empathize with your situation. You also need an attorney who is prepared to protect your rights and ensure your best interest is carefully considered.
At MKFM Law, we work hard to make the divorce process as smooth as possible. We are empathetic to the emotional, mental, and financial stress that you may be experiencing right now. Dedicated to your best interests, we stand by you through the entire process. Hire the firm you can trust. Call 630-665-7300 and schedule your confidential consultation with our DuPage County divorce attorneys today.