Couples decide to divorce for a variety of reasons. Some divorces may be heated and tumultuous, involving great emotional upheaval. Other divorces may be tame and amicable, requiring nothing but mild mediation to get through the process.
Similarly, divorces can happen to couples at any time in their marriages. For some couples, it may take years before they realize that their differences are irreconcilable. For other couples, it may take only a couple of months. In any case, it is best to be prepared and organized before the divorce proceedings begin.
Some Illinois residents may have seen a recent report about a new study’s findings on why some couples divorce. According to a study, people who are more active on Twitter may have a higher chance of engaging in activities that can lead to infidelity and divorce. The study took a survey of 582 Twitter users of a variety of ages. They asked them questions involving their Twitter use — how much time they spent on the platform, how many messages they tweeted, etc.
It was found that high amounts of Twitter use does, in fact, correlate to high amounts of conflict related to the site. This conflict can involve arguing over a partner’s twitter use, or something of that nature. Researchers speculate that because of this increase in conflict, Twitter use may lead to infidelity or divorce.
Though people may have a variety of different reasons for divorcing, many of the components of divorce are the same for every couple. Property division, child custody arrangements, alimony and the like are part of many couples’ divorces.
Source: Time, “Study Claims People Who Frequently Use Twitter May Be More Likely to Cheat and Get Divorced,” Olivia B. Waxman, April 7, 2014