Paul Sakuma, Associated Press
Facebook and other social networks may be causing Americans to change their status to “divorced.”
Lawyers are contributing Facebook to an increasing number of divorces, according to MSNBC.
"I see Facebook issues breaking up marriages all the time," Gary Traystman, a divorce attorney, told MSNBC. The New London, Conn., attorney handles 15 cases per year, 60 percent of which exclusively involve Facebook.
A recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers shows more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys indicate they’ve seen a rise in cases involving social networks.
"Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook," K. Jason Krafsky, coauthor of the book "Facebook and Your Marriage," told MSNBC.
Office romances and out-of-town affairs take months or years to develop, but it only takes a few clicks on Facebook, Krafsky told MSN.
Facebook allows users to reconnect with old flames by “friending” them and communicate with people they may have only met in passing, according to MSN.
"It puts temptation in the path of people who would never in a million years risk having an affair," Krafsky told MSN.
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