Facebook cited in a third of divorces in the UK

becoming more popular with 33% of behaviour petitions in 2011 contained the name of the social network, which is an increase from 2009, when only 20% contained the same word.

UK divorce website Divorce-Online carried out the survey with 5,000 people in both 2011 and 2009, with Facebook relating to spouse’s behaviour with the opposite sex, and spouses using the website to make comments about their exes after separation.

The top three reasons for listing Facebook in the petitions, according to the survey, were: Inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex; Separated spouses posting nasty comments about each other; and, Facebook friends reporting spouse’s behaviour.

It’s interesting to note that Twitter only appeared in 20 petitions out of the 5,000 surveyed. When it did appear, the reason was using Twitter to make comments about the exes.


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One Reply to “Facebook cited in a third of divorces in the UK”

  1. Although it is one of the programs that I hate to watch, and hate myself for having to watch, it is also surprising how many arguements on the Jermy Kyle show cite Facebook. How can all these unemployed Chavs even afford a computer ?

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