I can’t imagine you’d have a happy home life if you happened to work for Divorce Online.
Or maybe the constant reminders of love lost, hearts broken, and trust breached would make you double down and appreciate what you have. Either way, the intrepid reporters from that website have uncovered a few starling statistics: A third of all divorce paperwork filed in 2011 contained the word ‘Facebook’.
To add to this, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (which sounds like the best name for an emo band ever) claim that four of our five U.S. divorce attorneys “say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise”.
Divorce lawyer Marian Rosen told ABC News “We’ve had instances where they pull up Facebook in the course of a deposition. Once it’s out there for the world, it’s very difficult … to erase from the past. There are going to be trails that can be followed.”
Keep in mind these stats are from seven years ago, during what is now seen as the nascent stage of social media. Which means these figures can only be a lot higher now.
That’s a lot of conscious unfollowing.
Here’s a beautiful love song, albeit one that opens with the line “I may not always love you”, because life is complicated.