The good thing about social media is that you can deliver information extremely quickly to a large group of people. The bad thing about social media is that you can deliver information extremely quickly to a large group of people. Ah yes, the ole double-edged sword. With such a public platform, it’s easy for people to take to the keyboard when feeling angry, sad, happy or excited. One of the most emotionally taxing times in a person’s life is when he or she goes through a breakup. Many people turn to social media during trying times for comfort, support or as an outlet to air dirty laundry, thus prompting a new need for what is known as a Social Media Prenup.
Yes, it’s a real thing. And it’s exactly what it sounds like: a prenuptial contract forbidding either party in a marriage from posting incriminating or embarrassing social media posts about their partner. Unfortunately, the relationship world has come down to this sort of contractual formality, but in a way, it can be extremely beneficial when lovers part ways.
I’d like to think that a husband or wife would trust the other partner enough – which probably should have been evaluated before the ceremony – to find no need for such an agreement, but sadly, divorce rates are so high that the likelihood of “til death do us part” is very slim.
So, would you sign a Social Media Prenup?