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Some couples may document divorce with a selfie

With the ever-growing popularity of social media sites that allow more people than ever to share details about their lives, there is no end to the types of photographs that users will post. Recently, there has been a trend of proclaiming the news of a divorce through the use of a self-portrait image. Since the divorce rate has remained fairly constant over the past few years, there are likely many South Carolina residents who will be seeking a dissolution of their own.

Photographs are one way in which momentous moments are chronicled. Social media sites are full of images that are posted by account holders, especially the type of picture that features the camera holder and is referred to as a selfie. Selfies are usually the preferred method of sharing a funny or sad moment with one's friends and family who are connected on the site. One sociology professor stated that the use of a selfie to announce the end of a marriage may be a positive step for a spouse facing divorce.

Posting a picture online along with a brief message concerning an impending divorce may be a healthy way of breaking the news. It may also help spouses to process some of the emotions that tend to complicate a divorce and may allow them to reduce the anxiety they may be experiencing. With so many people seeking divorces, there also seems to be a greater social acceptance of this choice, which may lead to more people posting their new relationship status through photos.

The trend of posting these types of pictures has become so commonplace that an internet search for the term divorce selfie results in more than 1,000 hits. It is likely that this trend will become more common and possibly the preferred method of informing others that a relationship is over. South Carolina residents who are in the midst of preparing for a divorce may be unsure of how to proceed. A compassionate and knowledgeable family law professional can help ensure that process is as painless as possible.

Source: foxreno.com, "New trend of divorce selfies may help couples deal with anxiety", Caileigh Peterson|, Jan. 19, 2018

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