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Friday, May 08, 2015

Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage

(CBS) — Some people get so obsessed with socialmedia, it can cost them their marriage.

Divorce because of Facebook, or Twitter is a growing problem. CBS 2’s Mike Parker found out why.

Shari, then married with two kids, says she got hooked on Facebook five or six years ago. She was trying to build up an event planning business.

“I was spending sometimes 4 or 5 hours a day…when I should have been cooking dinner or reading to my kids or watching a movie with my husband or just talking to my husband.”

She began to post picture after picture of herself, acquired 5,000 Facebook friends and a thousand followers. Gradually, her husband discovered she wastrading messages with ex-boyfriends. The battles began.

“Okay so you dated this guy… and you’re friends with him? And you’re messaging him?” Shari said.

The marriage ended. It’s not the only one. A growing number of divorcing spouses blame social media for playing a part in their divorce. A survey by Censuswide suggests its one divorce in seven.



Anonymous said...

Sorry, too busy on Facebook to read this article. Somebody please post it on Facebook for me...

Who are you, again?

Anonymous said...

Facebook terminated my membership because of what they referred to as "unacceptable post content on my FB page".I guess the "always free always will be" site has it's tolerance limits.