Study: Twitter Users More Likely to Cheat and Divorce

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C.Family Law Attorney

According to TIME, people who utilize social media applications like Twitter are more likely to be in relationships that end in divorce due to infidelity. divorce

The news source reported that an online journal, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, published a story recently indicating that people who are active on Twitter are more likely to be involved in the type of confrontations that may lead to infidelity and divorce.

In a study, researchers reportedly surveyed Twitter users of all ages and asked them questions about usage, including about how often they send out Tweets and reply to messages.

The survey found that active Twitter use could lead to “greater amounts of Twitter-related conflict among romantic partners, which in turn leads to infidelity, breakup and divorce.”

“If high amounts of Twitter use does, indeed, lead to high amounts of Twitter-related conflict (i.e., arguments pertaining to a partner’s Twitter use, etc.) among romantic partners, it is plausible to speculate that such conflict could lead to unfavorable relationship outcomes, such as cheating, breakup, or divorce,” Russell B. Clayton, the study’s author and doctoral student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, said.

My Spouse is Unfaithful. Is Divorce an Option?

It should come as no surprise that social media outlets that allow people to talk to others’ privately may affect marriage and encourage infidelity.

If your marriage is on the rocks and you are thinking about leaving your spouse, you will need to work out issues involving the division of marital assets, child custody and alimony for your divorce case.

Let our firm arrange your initial consultation. Our family law offices in New York or New Jersey can be reached at (800) 711-5258.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Bergen County Divorce Attorneys

KGG’s Corner: If your former spouse hid assets during your divorce, that is fraud and grounds to reopen the case.


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