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Facebook Named in a Third of Divorce Filings

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New York Daily News — If you dislike being marriage, then log on to Facebook.

The social network was implicated in a third of all divorce filings last year, according to Divorce-Online, a survey by a British legal service.

In the old days, tracking down an old flame or love interest could take weeks and require investigative legwork.

Now an affair is just a click away and the consequences — what happens online, cannot be erased from online — can be permanent and devastating.

“Social networking has become the primary tool for communication and is taking over from text and e-mail in my opinion,” a Divorce-Online spokesperson said in a statement. “If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then the easiest place to do it. ”

U.S. divorce attorneys agree that Facebook is increasingly becoming a factor in marriage crack-ups.

K. Jason and Kelly Krafsky, authors of the book ‘Facebook and Your Marriage’ warn about how the site can toss a monkey wrench in an otherwise happy marriage.

“People feel bolder behind a screen than in person,” the couple wrote on their blog. “People type and press ‘Send’ faster than common sense can kick in, and people feed off the rush they’re feeling rather than rationally thinking about what they’re doing.’

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