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Social Media bragging fueling divorce

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In years past the task of impressing one’s friends and neighbours involved the straightforward – if expensive – urge to rush out and buy the latest gadget or embark on some grand home improvement.

But in the age of social media, when Facebook timelines have become a parade of other people’s smiling babies, idyllic holidays, culinary miracles, marathon times or stellar career moves, those determined to equal or outdo their peers face a herculean task.

Now divorce lawyers say the trend for so-called “Facebragging” – using social media to show off under the guise of “sharing” news – is even helping fuel marital breakups as more couples succumb to pressure to live up to unrealistic expectations.

While the old maxim that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence has long been familiar to divorce lawyers, social media has helped take discontent to new levels, they believe. – READ MORE

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