Is it a good idea to announce your divorce on Facebook? Despite the fact that everyone knows someone who has gotten divorced, many couples are reluctant to tell their family and friends that they are splitting up. Moreover, what is the best way to let others know of this big change in their lives they wonder?
Recently, journalists from The New York Times to The Huffington Post have been debating whether the new phenomenon of announcing a divorce on Facebook or other social media is a good idea. On one side, some argue that discussing your divorce on Facebook allows you to reach a lot of people at once, and enables you to reach out to friends who can provide some support. Detractors say that divorce is a private matter that should not be broadcast online.
Whether or not you think that a Facebook announcement is the way to go, there really is no reason to be embarrassed that your relationship did not turn out like you had expected. And, once you realize that you are getting divorced, you should consider the best way to proceed.
For couples who want to save time and money, the best approach is often through divorce mediation. At Westfield Mediation, LLC, we offer divorce mediation allowing couples to work together to create an agreement that works for their particular family. In mediation, couples meet with a neutral mediator who helps guide them through the process, thereby reducing conflict and stress.