How Facebook Is Ruining Your Marriage

Love, Sex

Lawyers say Facebook and other social networking sites are causing a huge number of divorces.

Everyone has a Facebook account these days. In fact, my brother's cat has his own account (although his updates are sadly lackluster). But along with learning who recently ate a burrito for lunch, it turns out that Facebook and other social networking sites are being named as cause for ruining many marriages.

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Facebook use is now cited in one in five of every U.S. divorce cases. Over 80 percent of divorce lawyers claim that the rising use of social media has become the catalyst for extramarital affairs. The Stir: Strong Marriages Can & Should Survive Sexual Betrayal

But really, does Facebook cause divorce?

The thrill of being acquainted with old friends can be enough of a turn-on to spark casual conversations. Those personal conversations, between two emotionally available people, can lead to a deepened sense of intimacy which can lead to actual physical contact.

It's highly unlikely that a harmless Facebook poke is given with the idea of conducting an extramarital affair. It's more likely that these people, some of whom have previously dated, are interested in catching up on old times, and these personal interactions can lead to deeper, more meaningful connections.

Read the rest on The Stir: Your Social Media Addiction Is Ruining Your Marriage

What do you think? Does Facebook make divorce easier?

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