That’s the question posed in an interesting article from today’s Holy Kaw!, which you can link here. According to the article, which is apparently based primarily upon anecdotal information from divorce attorneys, cyber sites like Facebook lead to marital infidelity.
Over my 12+ years of experience, I can truthfully report that cases involving some sort of “Internet misconduct,” as it were – whether it be of the marital infidelity type, exposing children to inappropriate visual images, posting inappropriate pictures of children (including those that are t necessarily pornographic, yet inappropriate), virtual stalking/harassment, “cyber bullying,” and Internet misconduct on the job – have become increasingly common. Many of my colleagues confirm this development, and numerous articles written on the subject seem to corroborate.
Therefore, should it come as any great shock that Facebook may provide an avenue for easy infidelity? Probably not. However, as a related article from Telegraph.co.uk hints, dallying spouses should exercise caution. Although social networks may open avenues for infidelity, they also make it easier for “suspicious spouses” to spy. And, the evidence they are discovering online is finding its way into divorce courts all across the country with greater regularity.