Is Facebook 'Leading Cause of Relationship Trouble'?

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A new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that some two-thirds of divorce lawyers cite Facebook as "the 'primary source' of evidence in divorce proceedings," and The Guardian calls the social-networking site "a leading cause of relationship trouble." And yet, shockingly, the divorce rate "appears to be unaffected by the advent of social media." (Along with, we should remind ourselves constantly, nearly everything.) Could it be that the actual leading cause of relationship trouble is "people saying and doing stupid, hurtful things," and Facebook is simply an efficient method for stupid, hurtful things to be done and said? [Guardian; image via Shutterstock]

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I blame women. If they weren't around, or if we were able to cover them with some black veil or something like that, then we, men, shouldn't have any kind of problem.

/sarcasm