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Facebook held responsible in 20 percent of divorces

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently reported that 20 percent of marriages in the United States are broken by activity on the social networking website, Facebook.  In addition, 80 percent of lawyers say that they have seen an increase in the use of Facebook as evidence in divorce and family law courts.  And, 66 percent of lawyers say that they use Facebook more than any other website as evidence.

Criminal psychologist Steven Kimmons stated, "We're coming across it more and more.  One spouse connects online with someone they knew from high school.  The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook.  Within a short amount of time, the sharing of personal stories can lead to a deepend sense of intimacy, which in turn can point the couple in the direction of physical contact."

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