Facebook Will Make You Get Divorced


Facebook is quickly becoming known for liberating countries from their evil dictators, but it's also becoming rather well known for liberating spouses from each other.

While the U.S. divorce rate has remained relatively stable over the past few years, American divorce lawyers say Facebook is the leading cause of divorces in the States, reports the Guardian.

"We're coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook," said Dr Steven Kimmons, a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers came up with data that showed four out of five lawyers reported Facebook as the leader.

Two-thirds of the lawyers surveyed said Facebook was the "primary source" followed by MysSpace and Twitter far behind.

And it's not just that people are reconnecting with exes, or new fresh temptations, but often times people who aren't so smart will brag on the social network about infidelities or other incriminating activities.

"This sort of evidence has gone from nothing to a large percentage of my cases coming in," Linda Lea Vicken, a member of the divorce lawyers' group from South Dakota, told Associated Press.

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