Does facebook really cause divorce?

United States
November 24, 2009 10:56pm CST
Hello again Mylotters! Well I was watching television a couple of weeks ago and this commerical came on about a story being on the news about how facebook is causing divorce! Crazy right? My question for you mylotters is do you feel or think that facebook.com causes divorce?
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Nov 09
people cause their own divorces. If they get caught up on facebook and it causes a divorce then it is their fault for getting caught up on facebook. People that are not devoted to making their marriage work are what causes divorces.
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hello sid556! How was your Thanksgiving Holiday? Mine went great, a lot of family, and a lot of laughter! First and foremost I would like to thank you for even taking the time to respond to my discussion! I really appreciate it because you really didn't even have to do it. So thank you very much! I agree with you, people do cause their own divorces. I alo agree with you that people who are not devoted to making their marriages work are the reasons why divorces come about! Lack of dedication and devotion to the other person involved in the marriage is what causes unhappiness and then it sooner or later leads to divorce. So once again thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas on the topic and until next time NakitaLikely3617 is out! Be bless, take care and stay safe!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Hi there,Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving. I did too. Love getting together with the family! As for thanking me for responding....no need to at all. I responded because I thought it was an interesting question. I must of been tired when I responded though because I normally write in much more detail. Have a great day!
@eddify (413)
• Pakistan
26 Nov 09
Now this is totally crazy but at the same time one can say oh my God!!! This is nothing I read on the net that it cost a lady her insurance as she was claiming them for her teeth and yet her pictures at face book displayed soemthing else. Another case that I came to know of was a lady complained about her boss and work place on her face book profile and her boss fired her. She was not aware that her boss is also add in her profile. My advice one has to be careful what they do and how they do it.
• United States
6 Feb 10
Hello eddify and welcome to mylot.com! By your current ratings I can see that you are fairly new to this site. So welcome to mylot once again, I would also like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to respond to my discussion so thank you so much for that too. Although you were a little off of topic you were and are right about what you put on facebook and any site for that matter you need to be careful becasue you really do not know who may be watching. well once again thank you for responding to my discussion be safe and take care and until next time NakitaLikely3617 is out.
• Malaysia
26 Nov 09
Hi, Nakita! There are many social sites on the net and I don't think the divorce is mainly caused by Facebook alone. Some couples might already have existing problems in their relationship and it could happen that they get away with FB and later find somebody from there and FB got the blame for the divorce. However, there were cases when the husbands only added women on their friends list and the wives got so curious and ended up in a fight that should not be happening in the first place.
• United States
6 Feb 10
Hello corrycrystal! How are you doing? I also agree with you about their being many social sites on the net. I also agree with you saying that there must have already been a existing problem within the relationship and facebook just sort of contributed to that problem. I do not think you can blame Facebook alone or any other site for the failure of a relationship, because there was already a problem that never was confronted.
@mawong79 (215)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 09
It's possible. But I believe the relationship is maintained by both parties.
• Indonesia
26 Nov 09
I think it's not true. Maybe their couples have protective much over. so they became jelious and get angry. Thats why everyday they are fight each other. and finally their find no more love between them. So, facebook just gives 5% contibution for their problems.
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hello riribhakti and welcome to mylot! I would like to thank you for taking the time and for responding to my discussion! I do agree with you that it a couple is unhappy with one another and are always fighting then facebook only contributes a small amount to their problems. Lack of devotion causes divorces, if there is no love between the couple then it isn't going to work. Well once again thank you fro responding to my discussion riribhakti! NakitaLikely3617 is out! Take care, be safe and be blessed!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I don't think Facebook causes divorces, but I do think that for the person who is unhappy in their marriage or looking to hook up with someone that Facebook can definitely provides the venue for it. But Facebook does not cause it the people cause it themselves they just use Facebook to do it. There are two people that I went to high school with who dated in high school 2 I am connected to both of them on Facebook, 2 months ago they were both married. The female announced her divorce about 5 days ago and yesterday I saw picture of the two of them together on Facebook, it didn't say they were a couple but I am suspected they hooked up through Facebook.
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hello ladym33 and how are you doing? Hopefully all is well with you and your family. Hopefully you enjoyed your holiday because I know you sure did! I also agree with you that facebook doesn't cause divorces but it can provide the venue if someone isn't happy in their relationship! I feel that people are trying to hide the real issues in their marriages and relationships behind facebook. It is crazy because someone I know has been in a relationship for too years and they try to make it seem as though everything is great it the relatonship but it isn't and at night while there partner is sleep they live on facebook trying to reconnect with past lovers and to my surprise on of those ex-lovers are married!!! I wonder how it all is going to play out ladym33? Well until next time NakitaLikely3617 is out! Be blessed and take care!
@vingoze (50)
• Nigeria
25 Nov 09
Very much agree that facebook can cause divorce, not only facebook but every online community dating site. The thing is you will get to meet someone there and soon enough you will start falling in love specialy when you guys start chatting alot on messengers and you get to feel so free and before you know it, you forgoten you were married :D. And also on facebook its very difficult for you to cheat without getting caught, because somehow all your activities are made public you never know what friend will link up to what friend and before you you know it someone who knows someone who knows your partner is hearing about it and finally your partner gets to know! BAM!!! Divorce!
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thanks for responding I love hearing your views and thoughts. I do believe that online community dating site can cause divorce if one partner isn't as committed to the relationship as the other partner. Well with that said Vingoze, NakitaLikely3617 is out! Also I would like to say welcome to mylot because I see that you are fairly new here! Until be safe, take care and be blessed!
@rina308 (84)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
I think it's very possible. I read this article about "emotional affairs," where you are actually having an affair even when not really together physically. You might just see this person or talk to this person online, but real feelings develop and you eventually fall in love. So, entirely possible that it might cause a divorce. Especially if this online person appears to be the antithesis of your current partner. You end up comparing them all the time, with you ending up dissatisfied with your current partner.
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thank You so much for responding to my discussion! I am going to have to research emotional affairs. After doing that maybe then I will be able to say whether or not facebook.com causes divorces. As of right now I do not honestly believe that facebook.com causes divorce because it had to be something that caused that partner to be driven to log on to facebook.com in he first day. Maybe and arguement or sometihng trigger that so it may not honestly be facebook.com but the arguement. Well with that in mind rina308 and emotional affairs to research NakitaLikely3617 is out! Be safe!
6 Jan 10
Yes, I think This silly Facebook could cause relationship breakups that could end in divorce. My husband went on Facebook because of his silly work colleages i dont think in a normal setting he would have done it. I found a picture of him with another work colleage on a christmas night out. This made me feel very insecure even though we have been married for over 20yrs silly really. But this is the dangers of using them. You can look into your partners profile and all sorts of problems can be sturred up because of it. My advice to any one thinking of using this damaging site is to stay away.Me and my husband have since deactivated our accounts. Keep your self private and away from trouble makers.I dont have anything to do with my husbands work colleages any more
@skerne (4)
6 Jan 10
Yes, I think This silly Facebook could cause relationship breakups that could end in divorce. My husband went on Facebook because of his silly work colleages i dont think in a normal setting he would have done it. I found a picture of him with another work colleage on a christmas night out. This made me feel very insecure even though we have been married for over 20yrs silly really. But this is the dangers of using them. You can look into your partners profile and all sorts of problems can be sturred up because of it. My advice to any one thinking of using this damaging site is to stay away.Me and my husband have since deactivated our accounts. Keep your self private and away from trouble makers.I dont have anything to do with my husbands work colleages any more
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I guess it is very possible when other party is already dating someone online or searching for partners. As I have heard a lot of stories already of people who are stating they are single and looking for possible partners and when their partners will find it out, they end up arguing and filing for a divorce!
• United States
26 Nov 09
Websites don't cause divorce. The causes for divorce are: 1) Getting married for reasons other than love 2) Getting married because you've confused LUST with LOVE. 3) Cheating and probably other behavioral problems, but websites don't cause divorce.