Information on Facebook is becoming a major factor in marriage conflicts and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases. In 2011, Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of divorces (Divorce-Online).
The most common reasons Divorce-Online found cited as evidence were; inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex, separated spouses posting nasty comments about each other, and facebook friends reporting spouse’s behavior.
The greater availability of information online through social media has created a variety of problems for relationships at every level. Conflict caused by embarrassment, jealousy, false assumptions, and stalker-like behavior, are some of the social disasters that can result from the misuse of social media.