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Survey: 1 In 7 Have Contemplated Divorce Over Their Partner's Social Media Activity

UNITED KINGDOM (CBS) – Have you ever secretly checked your partner's social media accounts? According to a new survey, you're not alone.

The survey, commissioned by the law firm Slater and Gordon, reveals that a little less than half of all Brits admit to spying on their partner's Facebook account.

Those surveyed said the most common reason they checked on their partner's social media accounts was to see who their significant other was talking to and who they were out with.

Furthermore, the survey found that one in seven had contemplated divorce because of their partner's activities on Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter and/or WhatsApp.

According to the press release, of the 2,000 married Brits nearly 25 percent said they had at least one argument a week with their partner because of social media.

More than half of those surveyed said they knew their partner's log in information, even if their spouse wasn't aware they knew. And eight percent said they had secret social media accounts.

Andrew Newbury, head of Slater and Gordon, says, "Social media can also make a divorce more difficult. Divorce is already a stressful time for everyone involved and what is being posted on Facebook can antagonize families and make a speedy resolution more difficult to achieve."

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