Dayummmm…. New Study Shows 1 In 5 Divorces Caused By Facebook!

- By Bossip Staff

We weren’t surprised at all to learn that Facebook is now being blamed for destroying 20% of the marriages that are coming to an end. The sad statistics when you keep reading.

According to a recent article the social media site is affecting marriages in a horrible way:

Facebook is cited in 1 out of every 5 divorces in the United States, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Furthermore, 81 percent of the country’s top divorce attorneys say they have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence during the past five years. Last but not least, Facebook is the unrivaled leader for online divorce evidence with 66 percent citing it as the primary source.

While pointing out that Facebook isn’t exactly a “dating site,” the article offers a gentle reminder that “Intimate conversations, even online ones, should only be reserved for your significant other.”

“We’re coming across it more and more,” licensed clinical psychologist Steven Kimmons, PhD, of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, said in a statement. “One spouse connects online with someone they knew from high school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook. Within a short amount of time, the sharing of personal stories can lead to a deepened sense of intimacy, which in turn can point the couple in the direction of physical contact. I don’t think these people typically set out to have affairs. A lot of it is curiosity. They see an old friend or someone they dated and decide to say ‘hello’ and catch up on where that person is and how they’re doing.”

And next thing you know…. boom chicka bow bow… they are getting it in with that “old friend” wreaking havoc on their already deteriorating marriage.

So sad… but is anybody SURPRISED by this news? Before Facebook, MySpace was breaking up marriages, and before MySpace, Friendster was to blame. Maybe the Amish are on to something with the whole resistance to technology and whatnot!


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  • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

    That just goes to show you should never get married

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  • Do more reading

    LOL..I used to RULE blackplanet, that was the good ole days..I dont even F with facebook…too many stalkers


    I could believe it, and those damn inbox me ?s game and I will post the answer in my status…. just messy. Folks looking for affirmation and confirmation of a booty call. Hillarious really. I told my boo when we move in together Im closing my FB account. FB does the mostEST anyways and is truly invasive on privacy!

  • just me_sunflower

    C’mon. Facebook doesn’t cause divorce, people do. If someone is loyal, he/she will be so with or without FB, and if someone cheates, he/she will do so with or without FB. FB did only good for me (I make contact with people who I didn’t see for years etc) and I love it.
    @Do more reading
    Stalkers? What stalkers? You have to accept friendship to be friends with someone. Well, if you’re accepting it from people you don’t know, well then you’re just stupid. Gosh, I hate it when people who don’t use it come to comment how stupid and dangerous Fb is and write things they don’t know nothing about.

    • JustAshley

      You don’t have to accept friendship from a stranger to be stalked on FB.
      Ever heard of the stalker posing as a friend? Or the stalker who is also a coworker?
      Stalkers are usually people you know.
      And if someone is friends with one of your friends- they can see your page and all your business.

    • Do more reading

      @just me…
      ummmmm Like I said b4, Facebook is just like BP. I KNOW what im talking about. Just cuz I dont used it regularly like u doesnt mean I havent or dont have friends that use it.Thank u @Just Ashley 4 proving that point.

  • JustAshley

    Facebook is an inanimate web site. It can’t end your marriage.
    Simple people destroy their own relationships through selfishness and narcissism.

  • true

    FB can’t destroy anyones relationship! If your man or woman is a wh0re, they will be with out without FB. As far as ppl stalking, just de-friend them n friends of friends looking into your stuff, that depends on your privacy settings! I only use FB to stay in contact with family n a few friends. I don’t befriend co-workers or ppl I just met.

  • nyc-ista718

    i dont think FB is the reason for divorces..although i do agree wit how the lawyer put it(meet n greet) but u have to know when to put the brakes on it..the curiosity was just always there to begin..the opportunity just needed to be planted and FB happened to be the forefront of it put the BLAME where blame belongs..on the already crumbling relationship and lack of communication..becuz there were other social networking sites way b4 FB and trust curiosity was already goin on..smh

  • gET'EM Girl

    FACEBOOK IS WACK…got mofos livin and breathin there every life move on that lame sh*t..I dont understand why folks care to have mofos knowin there damn buisness like that. Thats beyond creepy and wierd to me. All that sh*t is, is the new age survellience system…the government keepin track on these mofos like it aint sh*t. And its more BLACK folks on there then any other race, just goes to show we dont have sh*t else to do with our time. That lil white boy stackin milli’s off folks doin sh*t that they could be doin outside of the damn “internet.”

  • Shananigans

    i believe it!!

  • Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

    FACEBOOK IS WACK…got mofos livin and breathin there every life move on that lame sh*t..I dont understand why folks care to have mofos knowin there damn buisness like that. Thats beyond creepy and wierd to me.

    @gET’EM Girl


    Tell me about it, SMH…



  • jmagic

    i believe it

  • Do more reading

    Ummm I dont have my picture up here and im not reaching out to be ur friend “dumbazz”. Its NOT the same, people come here to comment and talk chit, not connect with lifelong friends. Geez u people in love with faceboook need to get out more and deal with REAL LIFE people..



    you’re the f.uking idiot…this is a gossip blog and we all make comments in the “comment” section…the site isn’t geared towards hooking random people togther or you puting up a personal ad or profile….so what you need to do is… put an “H” on your back and haul a$$!

  • RealTlk

    Hw thy gonna blaim Facebook…bcuz thy were livin a dam LIE the whole time{smfh}Kno who u dealing wit b4 u go B4 God and witness! RealTlk

  • Allblueverything

    If you can’t handle heartbreak, the game us NOT FOR YOU Thats why I dont date…

  • suga

    I don’t think that FB is responsible for a f***ed up relationship, however I would like to know when grown azz people will get off of FB….just asking.

  • Msvlicious

    @get’em Girl & @Do more ready…Let The Church Stand And Say AMEN!!! (Agree 100%).

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    *correction* reading not ready…

  • Juliemango

    One must have alot of self-control to use facebook!!!

  • Y'all Be Trippin'

    All this random hooking up and sexing people for sport is bull-$#it.

    Grow up people – act like you have some sense and maturity…this is why there are so many kids born to ratchet-behaving parents (cause the parents was just getting it in aka booty call only) and why there are so many STD’s.

    Find ONE freak to call your own and do them only…dayum.

  • Tracy

    Some folk are on FB too damn much anyway. I don’t need to hear about your every thought and everything that happens to you all day long. Get a life and get off of FB.

  • chocolate

    People are just messy and sloppy with cheating. These are probably the same people that would get caught by not deleting a text a mistress sent them and letting their spouse find it. So i dont think it is FB. It’s sloppy cheaters or people with jacked up realationships from the jump.

  • jbaby

    FB is causing adults to act like kids all over again this is just lame H.S. drama. Grow up and be happy in your lives no matter single or married if your not go about it the right way and just get a divorce!

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