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The marriage killer: One in five American divorces now involve Facebook
Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/2010 | David Gardner

Posted on 12/02/2010 7:25:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: Paladin2

“FR is a bad influence too. I spend way too much time surfing here.”

Me too...but in spite of all of the time I spend here, no FReeper has ever hit on me. I guess that’s because we’re “Free Republic” not “Floozy Republic.”


21 posted on 12/02/2010 7:47:00 AM PST by Towed_Jumper ("Western science will fly you to the moon. Islamic religion will fly you into buildings.")
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To: Paladin2
FR is a bad influence too. I spend way too much time surfing here

So.....what are you wearing?

22 posted on 12/02/2010 7:48:04 AM PST by laotzu
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To: trisham
You should get Mr. trisham on Free Republic.

My wife is on Facebook, I don't get the appeal. The people I actually liked from high school and college I kept in touch with anyway.

23 posted on 12/02/2010 7:50:41 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Yeah, the stuff you listed would be “evidence”, not “offender”. It’s a poor workman who blames his tools...

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 12/02/2010 7:52:54 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: SnakeDoctor

completely agree. Facebook is a tool for social interaction & networking. You go there with ideas on what you want. Some go there to troll for men & women & they are usually successful.

I participate (DONT do games, gifts, APS) with friends from the multitude of places I have lived & the corresponding clubs, churches, neighborhoods. I found my best pal from navy OCS, my 2nd grade neighborhood girlfriend.

I have also been hit on (yes this old gal hit on) by some . Never respond if they are “not “ on my friend’s list & drop them very quickly if they are on my friend’s list and I know they are married or otherwise involved. It is up to you to make choices of what you will do & whom with.

Facebook can facilitate this. So can your phone. Your email. Your other networking accounts.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 7:52:56 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: pnh102
How is it the fault of FaceBook or any other website that people cheat?

I don't think I'd describe it as "fault" but the fact is that the internet, Facebook in particular, does make it much easier to find that old HS or college sweetheart.

26 posted on 12/02/2010 7:53:27 AM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Play, ya pay.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats why I wont let my wife be a friend on FB.


27 posted on 12/02/2010 7:59:33 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Facebook: the electronic lipstick on the collar


28 posted on 12/02/2010 8:02:02 AM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s OK. The other 4/5 invove the cell telephone. You’ve got a better chance for cheating if you stay off your cell and do all your cheating via Facebook. Carefull of the US Mail too because the statistic is no longer kept.


29 posted on 12/02/2010 8:02:37 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Bodleian_Girl
I don't think I'd describe it as "fault" but the fact is that the internet, Facebook in particular, does make it much easier to find that old HS or college sweetheart.

"and do not subject us to the final test." Temptation is difficult and we need prayer to overcome it. Facebook is a good thing when used properly.

30 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:11 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: bkepley

bttt


31 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:15 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: SeekAndFind

AOL chatrooms did their fair share of damage as well.
So many people used it as a fantasy world where the grass was greener and they would fall in “love” to complete strangers thousands of miles away.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:32 AM PST by winodog
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To: a fool in paradise
So more than 20% of marriages end now because of cheating?

That isn't at all what the article said. What it says it that one in five (20%, if you will) divorce cases cite Facebook as evidence of either infidelity or irreconcilable differences. This isn't evidence that people cheat more or divorce more, just that it's a whole lot easier to access someone's Facebook account than hire a private detective.

33 posted on 12/02/2010 8:03:41 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: wagglebee

He’s not a Palin fan. He’d probably get nuked.

How does someone sign up while sharing an isp?


34 posted on 12/02/2010 8:05:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“The survey reflects the findings of UK law firm last year showing that 20 per cent of its divorce petitions blamed Facebook flings.”

That says 20 percent of UK divorces handled by one firm were from Facebook flings alone.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 8:08:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: laotzu; SpinnerWebb

36 posted on 12/02/2010 8:08:56 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: trisham; Mrs. Don-o; don-o
How does someone sign up while sharing an isp?

I don't think there's any problem as long as he has a different email address. Mr. & Mrs. Don-o are both members, as are other couples and I assume they are on the same ISP.

37 posted on 12/02/2010 8:13:51 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SpinnerWebb
so... what are you wearing?

hahaha!

38 posted on 12/02/2010 8:14:16 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: a fool in paradise
Which is exactly what I said. It does not say that 20% of all marriages end in divorce, only that of those that do end in divorce, one in five CITE Facebook in court filings. It does not indicate that divorces are on the rise, by 25% (which it would be if all these marriages remained intact otherwise) or any that had it not been for Facebook the couples would now be celebrating their silver anniversary. I doubt that many marriages now end in divorce because of Facebook.

I think it's a good idea if married couples have access to each others email and other computer accounts, just to build trust and maybe help your conscience.

39 posted on 12/02/2010 8:15:59 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

So I’ve heard that spouses who suspect their other half is cheating on them can get Facebook records and info back to a year that may have been removed or deleted from the offending spouse’s fb page. I would suspect if that is true that it would take legal action to obtain said information. Does anyone know if this is possible?


40 posted on 12/02/2010 8:17:10 AM PST by OB1kNOb (China is the world's ant. America has become the world's grasshopper. Fear the coming winter.)
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