Facebook Now Responsible For A Third Of Divorces
3:13 pm, May 21st | by Laura Donovan
If you pointed a finger at Facebook for destroying some of your friendships and taking a blow to your self-esteem, you’re lucky you’re not married (and if you are, look out). A new survey finds that more than a third of divorce filings from 2011 included the word “Facebook,” which of course means that the social networking site may be responsible for ripping apart a good chunk of marriages.
“Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook,” K. Jason Krafsky, who co-authored Facebook and Your Marriage with wife Kelli, told SmartMoney. “It puts temptation in the path of people who would never in a million years risk having an affair.”
The research, which was conducted by UK-based legal services firm, Divorce Online, reveals that 80 percent of U.S. divorce lawyers claim to have seen an increase in the number of separation cases using social networking. “I see Facebook issues breaking up marriages all the time,” divorce attorney, Gary Traystman told the publication.