Should you announce a divorce on social media?

Should you announce a divorce on social media?

In the age of social media, we announce all of our big steps from engagements to marriages and children, to whoever has access to our accounts. However, should we be announcing our divorces as well? After all, it's not real unless it's on Facebook, right?

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced on Friday last week that they had 'lovingly split' and this reminded me of when one of my random Facebook friends posted an announcement about her divorce.

I remember thinking it was tacky at the time, but it has become far more prevalent on my timeline recently and I'm not sure how I feel about it? If it is considered normal now, at what point do we draw the curtain on our private lives? What is sacred anymore? 

Surely after a break-up, one requires the time and distance it takes to heal and if you post the break-up, are you not celebrating the demise of something beautiful? 

Celebrities have been announcing their splits on social media for years, but more recently, 'normal' people like you and I have been following suit. 

South Africa's very own Khanyi Mbau announced her split via her Instagram.

The question that remains is for us normal folk, like my random Facebook friend: is it okay to announce a divorce? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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