In today’s age of social media, people have a knee-jerk reaction to share as much as possible. Unfortunately, this does not always bode well for the original poster. This is especially true when the things they post about involve very real, personal aspects of their life.
As more people decide to post about their divorce on their social media feed, what should you do? Is it okay to do the same, or should you hold yourself back from hitting post?
The dangers of posting to social media
Social Media Explorer discusses the fine art of talking about divorce on social media. These days, social media has grown entwined in our lives in a way that makes it unavoidable. But you do not need to post every single thing about your life online. In fact, you should not.
Divorcing with respect and humility is crucial if you want to maintain as many relationships as possible. A big, messy affair will only end in burned bridges, hurt feelings, divided families and a lot of embarrassment and regret when you look back in ten years.
On top of that, your loved ones deserve to hear the news straight from you rather than from your social media feed. Announcing a divorce out of the blue online can do a lot more damage than good, especially since everyone feels the need to voice their every opinion online.
How to post in the right way
If you do decide to post about your divorce, follow three tips. Make a joint announcement together. This helps eliminate the blame game. Do not overshare, as personal details may come back to haunt you. Finally, stay respectful.