In a world where social media rules and anything you say and do online can be interrupted and manipulated for either good or bad. As trivial as it seems to worry about Facebook in your post marriage life, it’s important to know your dos and don’t to avoid any unwanted situations.
Whether your divorce was mutual and somewhat peaceful or if it was hell, unfriend your spouse on Facebook. No one wants to keep tabs on their ex. Unwanted photos, comments, status updates can only stir up trouble for both parties. It’s best to respectfully unfriend to just protect each other for any future situations.
Don’t make it FBO:
Once you start dating and enter a new relationship after your divorce hold off on making it “FBO”, Facebook Official. (Yes that is an actual term people use now.) Take your time before you start linking yourself to a new person. It goes back to airing dirty laundry, people talk. You most likely have that person on your Facebook friend list that is constantly changing their relationship status, annoying huh? Don’t be that person.
Don’t air your dirty laundry
First of all, not only is airing your personal problems on Facebook annoying but to air divorce matters on Facebook is tacky. To be honest, most people form their opinions of what happened and no matter what you say, it doesn’t matter. As much as we don’t want others to judge, they do. Take the high road and keep your statuses ex free. You will save yourself lots of conflict and drama.
Do delete pictures:
You may have 1 photo of you and your ex or 37 photo albums, either way, it’s time to start taking them down. It may be more of a time waster and pain to do so but you have options. You can go to your photo album settings and choose to hide from friends and the public, so that way you are the only what the see’s them. If children are involved and they are on Facebook, keep in mind it may hurt them to see you take down a photo of them with their parent. Discuss it with them before making a move.
Do think of your children:
Whether or not your child is on Facebook, keep in mind that their friends are. With over 845 million users on Facebook, something you post can get back to your child. It is very important you are careful with osts, photos and comments. Divorces are very hard on children and if you are not careful, Facebook can make it even harder on them. Facebook with care.