Facebook cheating is one of the bigger panics of the social media era, and sites that allow connection have also, in turn, been a vector for infidelity.
But is Facebook cheating a new problem, or has social media just become another way for the unfaithful to … unfaith?
In an era where divorce lawyers claim Facebook cheating (or its Twitter equivalent … twitquivalent?) is responsible for as many as one in five divorces, it can certainly seem like social media sets the stage for giving in to temptation.
The argument could be made, however, that if Facebook cheating is so incredibly huge of a factor, more relationships would break down simply from the vast exposure we all have to social media — and divorce rates aren’t notably peaking.
Still, the effects of social media on relationships can be insidious and creep up … and every relationship has rough spots where infidelity is harder to resist.
Below is an infographic from the ominously named Total Divorce on Facebook cheating, and some best practices to avoid social media relationship meltdown.