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Facebook causing a significant amount of divorces?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Mar 2011 15:43 User comments (21)

Facebook causing a significant amount of divorces? American divorce lawyers and academics have stated this week that Facebook is now cited in 65 percent of all divorces in the United States, despite divorce levels remaining relatively stable in the fast few years.
Says Dr. Steven Kimmons, a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor at Loyola University Medical Centre near Chicago (via Guardian):

We're coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook.


A survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) showed a huge jump in divorce cases citing social networking sites, with Facebook at the top at 65 percent, followed by MySpace at 14 percent and Twitter at 5 percent.

The sites weren't only used to show off evidence of infidelity but also used in custody cases, where spouses could point out pictures of drug and alcohol use by their husband/wife.

Facebook has 600 million users worldwide.

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21 user comments

18.3.2011 16:59

so its facebooks fault not the unfaithful, good to know.

28.3.2011 17:02

hahaha wow this is funny

38.3.2011 20:00

"We're coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook." But I don't have any friends.


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48.3.2011 20:06

I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.

58.3.2011 21:08

Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
One word, Trolling.



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68.3.2011 22:59

Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.

Totally agree, you got my vote...

78.3.2011 23:35

Quote:

The sites weren't only used to show off evidence of infidelity but also used in custody cases, where spouses could point out pictures of drug and alcohol use by their husband/wife.


Hmmm...so I shouldn't post pictures of myself committing crimes online...I'll keep that in mind! LoL.

If a person is so desperate for someone to talk to that they turn to facebook, the marriage was probably doomed anyway.


89.3.2011 4:56

Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
i have about 50 friends on facebook.about 15 of them i went to school with and hung out with as a teenager.The rest are relatives most of who live overseas.I only have about 10pics on mine.some of my car(which im proud of).some of my tomato plant which i am proud of cause everyone says you need fertilizer and my plant is growing well and i havnt used any fertilizer.a few pics of me.i dont update my status very often.I dont even use facebook on my mobile.

with everything new some people go over the top,others dont use it.

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99.3.2011 9:37

MySpace at 14 percent .. duh not much people use Myspace anymore

109.3.2011 16:45

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
i have about 50 friends on facebook.about 15 of them i went to school with and hung out with as a teenager.The rest are relatives most of who live overseas.I only have about 10pics on mine.some of my car(which im proud of).some of my tomato plant which i am proud of cause everyone says you need fertilizer and my plant is growing well and i havnt used any fertilizer.a few pics of me.i dont update my status very often.I dont even use facebook on my mobile.

with everything new some people go over the top,others dont use it.

Thank you. I have never updated my facebook status once since I have had facebook. I to use it to stay in touch with relatives, but not all that often. I typically log in a few times a month at best, and havent added a new pic in over a year.

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119.3.2011 21:49

I closed my account long ago...I don't loose friend by accident, and I really don't want to talk to the 'friends' that I lost by 'accident'.

129.3.2011 23:15
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
I closed my account long ago...I don't loose friend by accident, and I really don't want to talk to the 'friends' that I lost by 'accident'.
FFS man, its LOSE not LOOSE...this is the first and only time i'll tell you

1310.3.2011 3:00

Ah the blackhole of FB continues to suck in "victims". Classic.


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1410.3.2011 13:47

I must admit I am a very reluctant FB'er, I too wonder why the hell people discard their own privacy the way they do, but they do choose to some of them at least so I guess that's up to them.
I will say this much for it, I have been contacted by people I have really enjoyed getting back in touch with again, old good friends that I lost touch with (not through anyone's deliberate choice).
It definitely does have its uses even if some of it seems so OTT.

1511.3.2011 11:38

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
i have about 50 friends on facebook.about 15 of them i went to school with and hung out with as a teenager.The rest are relatives most of who live overseas.I only have about 10pics on mine.some of my car(which im proud of).some of my tomato plant which i am proud of cause everyone says you need fertilizer and my plant is growing well and i havnt used any fertilizer.a few pics of me.i dont update my status very often.I dont even use facebook on my mobile.

with everything new some people go over the top,others dont use it.

Thank you. I have never updated my facebook status once since I have had facebook. I to use it to stay in touch with relatives, but not all that often. I typically log in a few times a month at best, and havent added a new pic in over a year.
So why use Facebook than just email your friends and family, much more secure and private!

I too agree with mike m., good points even if they are not subtle.

Heaven forbid that someone would miss type a word like loose for lose, honest mistake I'd say. I think most of us knew what you were saying Killerbug, or should I say we NEW what you were saying? LOL

1611.3.2011 12:43

LoL...my bad grammar makes me feel like a looser.



1712.3.2011 7:16

I do believe - In matters of marriage (trust) - ignorance is bliss!

In 15 years of computer use have never visited any of the above mentioned sites.

1812.3.2011 7:49

Its been 30 years for me and I have not perused these sites. Of course 30 years ago the internet wasn't real popular and typically you dialed up to a BBS from various locations, not typically in your area. The good ole days... Of course that was before Al Gore invented the internet, LOL...

1913.3.2011 3:05

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
i have about 50 friends on facebook.about 15 of them i went to school with and hung out with as a teenager.The rest are relatives most of who live overseas.I only have about 10pics on mine.some of my car(which im proud of).some of my tomato plant which i am proud of cause everyone says you need fertilizer and my plant is growing well and i havnt used any fertilizer.a few pics of me.i dont update my status very often.I dont even use facebook on my mobile.

with everything new some people go over the top,others dont use it.

Thank you. I have never updated my facebook status once since I have had facebook. I to use it to stay in touch with relatives, but not all that often. I typically log in a few times a month at best, and havent added a new pic in over a year.
So why use Facebook than just email your friends and family, much more secure and private!

I too agree with mike m., good points even if they are not subtle.

Heaven forbid that someone would miss type a word like loose for lose, honest mistake I'd say. I think most of us knew what you were saying Killerbug, or should I say we NEW what you were saying? LOL
have you ever tryed to search for a long lost friend or relative through email???even worse if there married.

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2013.3.2011 9:14

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.
i have about 50 friends on facebook.about 15 of them i went to school with and hung out with as a teenager.The rest are relatives most of who live overseas.I only have about 10pics on mine.some of my car(which im proud of).some of my tomato plant which i am proud of cause everyone says you need fertilizer and my plant is growing well and i havnt used any fertilizer.a few pics of me.i dont update my status very often.I dont even use facebook on my mobile.

with everything new some people go over the top,others dont use it.

Thank you. I have never updated my facebook status once since I have had facebook. I to use it to stay in touch with relatives, but not all that often. I typically log in a few times a month at best, and havent added a new pic in over a year.
So why use Facebook than just email your friends and family, much more secure and private!

I too agree with mike m., good points even if they are not subtle.

Heaven forbid that someone would miss type a word like loose for lose, honest mistake I'd say. I think most of us knew what you were saying Killerbug, or should I say we NEW what you were saying? LOL
have you ever tryed to search for a long lost friend or relative through email???even worse if there married.
No, I use the internet for phone records or other old friends. However if they are smart there should be no record of them unless you do a background search. Social networks are not good even though you may think they are. Less info on the web is better when it comes to our personal lives.

2118.3.2011 21:17

Originally posted by mike.m:
I think almost everyone that uses FuglyBook are always "emotionally available" anyways. People on facebook are just so desperate for attention. Why they feel the need to add 300+ people they never talk to, update their status 24/7, and post personal details and 200+ photos of themselves for everyone to see is beyond me. Self loving twats. What the **** has the world come to... I wouldn't be surprised if these people getting divorced were texting/"tweeting" while in court.

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