15 Apr

Social media can be a double-edged sword in relationships. While it can help some couples stay connected and share their lives with each other, family and friends, it can also cause problems that can lead to serious marital problems and even divorce. We have done several podcasts on the negative impact social media can have on marriages, and also the things couples can do to protect themselves, but in this article, we discuss the ways social media can lead to divorce, and the things you need to be aware of.

Also check out podcast episode 91. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EPISODES YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO: Is Your Screen Addiction Costing You Your Freedom… And Your Relationship?

We have discussed in previous episodes the impact social media and our addictions to our screens is having on our marriages and relationships. In this episode, Nick and Amy interview Nate Klemp who is in the process of writing a new book titled “OPEN: Finding Freedom in a Screen Addicted and Divided World” which is scheduled to be released in January 2024. We discuss many of the damaging effects our screens are causing to our marriages and to society. 

  • What was the most shocking statistic he came across while researching and writing this book.
  • How people are “loosing their freedom” through their screen addiction.
  • The ways our society is changing because of our screen addiction.
  • What are the ways we can manage our screen addictions.
  • How screen addiction is impacting marriages.

As technology and social media is truly taking away our freedom and causing destruction throughout the world, how can we use it for good and not allow it to negatively impact our marriages? Want to find out, then listen to this amazing episode. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EPISODES YOU CAN LISTEN TO.

Now back to the article, here are some ways in which social media can contribute to divorce:


Social media makes it easy for people to connect with others, and this can sometimes lead to inappropriate relationships outside of the marriage. Flirting, exchanging messages, and sharing pictures with someone who is not your spouse can be considered a form of infidelity and can lead to a breakdown of trust in the relationship.

We have seen this happen to several people we know. Even just starting to communicate with old relationships or people of the opposite sex can lead to the destruction of your marriage and family.

The best thing to do is to just not allow yourself to even go there and make it a rule not to talk to the opposite sex online, or even follow them. Just eliminate that so you are never tempted to do so.


Cyberbullying, or the use of technology to harass or intimidate someone, can also contribute to the breakdown of a marriage. If one spouse is constantly being attacked online, it can cause stress and anxiety that can spill over into the relationship.


Social media can make it easy to compare your relationship with others. Seeing other couples’ posts of romantic gestures or extravagant vacations can make some people feel like their own relationship is lacking. This can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, and in some cases, couples may start to think that they would be happier with someone else.

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This is probably the most common one we see. People on social media are only showing you what they want you to see. Sure, it looks like life is great but behind the curtains, things are usually not as they seems. Here is a great article “Why Comparing Your Marriage To Others Can Destroy Yours!”

Comparison is a huge issue for many couples. We did a social media poll and asked if comparison has ever hurt their marriage and the results speak for themselves.

Time spent on social media

If one spouse is spending a lot of time on social media, it can lead to feelings of neglect from the other spouse. Spending too much time online can take away from quality time that could be spent together, which can lead to feelings of disconnection and eventually cause the couple to drift apart.


Social media can also cause misunderstandings in a relationship. Posts, comments, and messages can be misinterpreted, and if one spouse sees something they don’t like, it can cause an argument or disagreement.

It’s important to note that social media itself is not the cause of divorce, but rather it’s the way it is used that can contribute to problems in the marriage. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it’s essential to communicate with your spouse about how social media is affecting your relationship and work together to find a solution.

Intimacy Killer

Social media is a huge intimacy killer. When couples are spending more time on their phones and their addiction takes priority over their marriage. How many couples do you think neglect spending quality time together or having meaningful conversations because they are too busy staring at their phone?

The statistics show that frequency of sexual intimacy among couples is declining at rapid rates. Couples are even too busy to have sex! In a recent podcast, in going over some of the statistics, some spouses even admitted that they would rather give up sex than give up their phone for a month! The addiction to our devices is costing many of us our relationships.

If you want to have a happy and successful marriage, you need to limit the time you are spending on social media, and be very careful about what you are looking at and putting in your mind.

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