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Public Announcements, Divorce Selfies: How Couples Are Navigating BreakUps On Social Media




The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.
The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.
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It’s extremely common for couples to take to Facebook, Instagram and other popular social networking sites to post the major milestones in their lives: engagements, marriages, kids and everything in between.

But what happens when the couple splits after potentially years of happy-go-lucky social media posts that paint a joyous partnership to their followers? 

In the heart of the social media age, couples are trying to navigate going through a divorce.  As it’s said in a Wall Street Journal article, break ups alone are difficult, but it can become even more challenging for those who have showcased their marriage  on social media. It can add to the feelings of loss and failure for those splitting up, in addition to feeling publicly judged. Some couples are now posting public announcements on social media and even posting “divorce selfies,” which are exactly what they sound like, a selfie proclaiming the recent events. How did you navigate your divorce among a sea of followers online? Did you share the events with your network? Join the conversation.

Guest:

Rachel Zamore, a marriage and family therapist based in Brattleboro, Vt., she offers discernment counseling and works with couples all over the country who are on the brink of divorce