• On Good Things Utah this morning – A 2015 study from Slater Gordon has found ways Facebook can split even happy couples up. Here are the devastating ways Facebook causes divorce, according to research:
    • It makes it easy for spouses to snoop
      Facebook really puts a couple’s trust to the test, and sadly, a lot of them fail. A big 58 percent of partners know their spouse’s passwords, but their partners don’t always know they know. (Uh-oh!) Instead of communicating about their insecurities, lots of spouses simply resort to snooping. Why did they snoop? The reason the couples were checking their partner’s social media accounts was to find out if there was anyone specific their spouse was talking to, to check what they were looking up online, to check who they were with when they went out, and find out if they meant the things they were saying to them.
    • It makes it easy for spouses to cheat
      You would hope that your spouse is just using social media to keep in touch with friends and family. But some have a different agenda: As many as 14 percent use this way to cheat on their partner. (This, of course, leads to #1.)
    • Couples fight over it
      Some things are worth fighting about but is Facebook really one of them? Well, a lot of couples think so! The same study found that almost 25 percent of 2,000 married couples surveyed had at least one argument a week about social media, while 17 percent say it happens every day.
    • Couples find Facebook threatening
      We live in a world where Facebook and other social media are almost inescapable, but deep down people don’t trust what they read and see. A whole 15 percent of couples believe social media is a danger to their marriage. What do they think is the most dangerous one? Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram.
  • We hope you tune in as we dive into this juicy Hot Topic and so much more this morning on GTU!