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What effect does social media have on divorce?

Since the explosion of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, researchers are intensely interested in how these engaging tools affect the user in real life. One way that social media may directly affect the happiness of an individual is in his or her marriage. One study that specifically looked at Facebook interaction found that divorce rates rose anywhere from 2.18 percent to 4.32 percent in those who increased their annual Facebook interaction time by 20 percent. Does social media directly affect the divorce process, and if so, how?