If you are going through a divorce, you probably are no stranger to complicated emotions. According to Psychology Today, these complex emotions are likely to include anger, sadness, anxiety and even depression.
While there usually is nothing inherently wrong with venting on social media, your upcoming divorce should cause you to be a bit more cautious. Remember, your spouse and his or her divorce attorney may be able to see what you post online, so social media posts that are off-putting may unnecessarily complicate your divorce.
Your divorce options
Your divorce probably does not have to be an all-out battle, as you have the option of engaging in divorce mediation or using other forms of alternative dispute resolution to wrap up your marriage. For these to work, though, you must have some buy-in from your spouse.
Put simply, posts that irritate or offend your soon-to-be ex-spouse may limit your divorce options. If your husband or wife does not like what you are posting online, he or she may not go along with your preferred approach to ending your marriage.
Your divorce settlement
Furthermore, your social media posts may cause your spouse to be unwilling to negotiate in good faith. This may cause you to receive a less appealing divorce settlement. That is, your husband or wife may decide to be difficult simply for the sake of being difficult.
While you cannot control how your spouse behaves during your divorce, you can take steps to encourage his or her cooperation. Ultimately, by keeping your divorce out of the public square, you are likely to have an easier time ending your marriage.