Many people find it hard to step away from a committed relationship, even after a divorce. Sticking to social media can just make it worse if an ex-spouse tries to reach out.
When considering a divorce, the best way to stop your your soon-to-be ex from interacting with you is to get offline and stay offline. But, it’s hard to step away from social media and you shouldn’t have to be forced to stop doing something you enjoy after divorce. Here’s what you can do instead.
Reducing your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s access
You don’t have to leave social media entirely to be further away from your soon-to-be ex. You may consider doing the following:
- Change your passwords: Nearly every site recommends creating a strong, undetectable password, but despite that, many users use simple, easily memorable passwords. Because of this, many people can predict what passwords others use – one of these people may be your soon-to-be ex. If you shared your password with your spouse, you may need to update your password, all of them, to something abstract and obscure.
- Delete old accounts: Many networking users use several sites to share photos, thoughts and life stories. Many users leave behind accounts on old, unused websites. You may be one of these people – so, you may need to consider permanently deleting all of your accounts to limit your soon-to-be ex-spouse from reaching out to you.
- Update your privacy settings: Many companies realize that users enjoy their privacy, and that’s why sites frequently have some kind of privacy settings. Depending on why you use social media, you may consider putting your account on private mode. Alternatively, you may consider limiting followers and comments to your accounts.
Talking to someone with legal experience may be able to help negotiate the terms of your divorce and get a better start on your future.