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Facebook, Twitter linked to divorce, new study shows

Facebook and Twitter may lead to one in

Facebook and Twitter may lead to one in seven divorces, study shows.

Social media can be good for many things, like keeping in touch with old friends, or sharing photos of your most recent vacation. But a new survey conducted by Censuswide shows that being active on Facebook and Twitter could be detrimental to one thing: your marriage.

The study, commisioned by Slater and Gordon Lawyers and reported by The Daily Mail, revealed one in seven married individuals have considered divorce because of a partner's social media activity. A similar number of people admitted looking online for clues of a spouse's infidelity, the report said.

According to the survey, the main reason cited for hacking into a spouse's social media accounts is to find out who they are communicating with, if they are speaking to anyone from their romantic past, or to find out if they are being truthful about  their whereabouts. Those surveyed reported their suspicions resulted in weekly arguments with their spouses, and 17 percent of them said it led to fights every day.

One-fifth of those surveyed admitted doubting the strength of their relationship after discovering something hidden in their spouse's Facebook account; one-third said they kept passwords hidden from their significant others.

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