Divorce can be quite disorienting. You may not realize how you got to this point in your marriage, and you may not be sure where you are going in the future. And you might not even know where you stand right now. Considering how confusing this time can be, it is not unusual to take a wrong turn here and there.
That said, there are places you may want to steer clear of during your divorce. Avoiding these places can preserve your emotional health and make the legal process a little easier to navigate.
Social media websites
Social media is increasingly a factor in divorces, whether it is how a partner uncovers infidelity or provides evidence of lying. Sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat make it easy for people to say, share or show things they otherwise may not. They can also give people a false sense of anonymity and privacy. This can make it easy to read something upsetting or make statements that come back to haunt you.
Considering how powerful social media can be, it may be best to stay off it while you are going through a divorce.
Your ex’s home or business
Many people are happy to stay away from their ex. However, this is not the case for everyone. Some want to be physically close to another person for purposes of harassment, abuse or intimidation. To avoid allegations of these behaviors, do not visit your ex’s home or business without permission.
If you are concerned about your ex contacting you during a divorce or doing something harmful, you can request a protective or restraining order.
Any place where there is illegal activity
Your actions are under scrutiny during a divorce, particularly if you are a parent seeking custody of your child. As such, you should not visit any place where you or others engage in illegal activities. Sites to avoid might be the home of a drug dealer or parties with underage drinking.
It is also worth noting that activity need not be illegal to be dangerous. If you struggle with addiction, you might even avoid places like bars and casinos.
Finding your place can be difficult when you are going through a divorce. However, avoiding these places can keep you from taking a wrong turn.