Social media might not be the first topic that comes to mind when you are going through a divorce, but having a preemptive plan for what you will and won’t share online will help during your transition.
Don’t post, Tweet, or share anything that you wouldn’t say in person to the whole world, to be remembered forever.
Divorce is a difficult time, and it might be tempting to use social media as an outlet for your feelings, but not all of your “friends” are really your friends and anything online has a fair chance of getting back to your ex.
Come up with a plan that defines what you will and won’t post about related to the divorce. For example, you may tell yourself that you will limit discussion to asking for prayers or support from your online followers, but you will not reveal the details of your divorce.
You may want to make the agreement with yourself that you will not discuss your
children’s role in the divorce at all. You can even decide that your divorce is just not something you are willing to discuss online.
Whatever your plan is, write it down and keep it someplace handy. Each time you are poised to press the “post button,” consult your plan. Does your post follow your guidelines?