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One way that social media can impact a military divorce

Social media has changed the landscape of human interaction, at least in the more developed areas of the world. While this is a good thing in many ways, online sharing can have a negative impact in some areas. For individuals in Texas who are going through a military divorce, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like can be dangerous.

Many people turn to the Internet to vent frustration, engage in argument or discuss personal beliefs. While this can be a healthy outlet for expressing one's opinions, there is no room for divorce rants within the context of social media. That said, many people post comments that can only serve to harm their interests within a divorce.

An example would be a tirade against the judge who has been appointed to one's divorce case. It may seem hard to believe that anyone would do such a thing, but social media is full of instances of just that. Anyone who is considering such a rant should stop to consider how easily those posts could be brought to the attention of the judge, whether inside or outside of court.

For Texas spouses who are frustrated with the legal system, their spouse, or anything else connected to a military divorce, it is imperative to take a step back and evaluate the scenario. Venting those frustrations online might feel good in the moment, but is unlikely to have any long-term positive outcomes. A better outlet for those emotions would be therapy, even if only for a short term.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Social Media and Divorce: Why You Should Put the Keyboard Down and Log Out", Ashley Tate Cooper, Dec. 7, 2015

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