A spate of divorce cases across India have now cited Facebook as the cause for the break up of their marriage. Bizarre much? Apparently not for the couples who thought it reason enough. A new bride who got thoroughly annoyed with her husband for not changing his status to “married”, decided to file for divorced after being married only two months in an arranged marriage.Of course, his lawyer said his business had prevented him from even being able to log into facebook let alone tell the world about his new marriage on a networking site, but she refuted it by saying he could be “doing things” behind her back. Honestly, how insecure would she have to be?
People have begun to take Facebook much more seriously than it is intended. Even Priscilla Chan doesn’t mind her Founder husband not instantly updating his social status.
Celebrity divorce lawyer Mrinalini Deshmukh says that either person of a couple or both spending hours on Faceook simply playing games or chatting especially before bed time eats into the intimacy time of the couple.This is very true, the obsession with facebook is hard to get over for teenagers and adults alike.Also the friend finder, giving people the opportunity to bond with old flames and crushes on facebook leads to a lot of insecurity and the ideal breeding ground for an affair. So how could you combat this? Its not very worthwhile for a site that was started with the intention of increasing communication worldwide should be brought into court as evidence for cheating A Chennai based lawyer, Arthi P S says that distraction in marriage is an old age phenomenon but only the mode has now changed. I say why should they defend this distraction. “inappropriate” photographs of spouses with other “friends” on facebook have been shown as evidence of cheating in court, as is the case with one couple in Chennai where the woman accused her husband of cheating for this very reason. Why would anybody be stupid enough to put up pictures if he is cheating openly on facebook where his wife is often active?
On the other hand one does see cases of people leading completely different lives on facebook as opposed to their real life. A lawyer said Facebook has opened avenues to help reinforce suspicions. In Mumbai, a woman, newly married, refused to consummate her marriage. Her husband was patient, said advocate Hegde, till he stumbled on to her FB profile page — it had pictures of her with many male friends. Now, he has filed for annulment with FB pictures as evidence. Coming to conclusions after seeing a spouse’s facebook profile is not the solution. Many counselors today are treating couples for facebook de-addiction.People need to relax a bit-its just a networking site after all.