Facebook cheating cited as grounds for divorce

While it may help millions of people stay in touch with friends and family around the world, Facebook is helping to push the divorce rate up, it has been claimed.

A study from MyFoxPhilly.com has found that the social networking site is increasingly being sited as grounds for divorce by couples.

Of those US lawyers polled by the website, a significant proportion reported that they are seeing growing numbers of couples split up after Facebook was used to carry out extramarital affairs, including those involving former school or college mates.

Legal expert Mary Cay Trace told the website: "You can now search beyond your neighbors and your co-workers if you're trying to find somebody to replace what you think is missing in your marriage."

The report added that, as well as the betrayed partner, tech-savvy children are also stumbling across evidence of affairs through their use of the site.

Posted by Christopher Evans

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Published on: June 4, 2010

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