8. PHOTOS OF WHEREABOUTS WHILE ON A TRIP ORVACATION
“Even as you vacate, you should avoid tipping off those with amalicious intentby posting your coordinance to social media,” Hicks says. “Forexample, burglars (or an unstable ex) can view your notifications on yoursocial media account and see that you and your mate, currently checked into thebeautiful Hilton hotel on the Hawaii islands.” At this point you’re too far awayto return home, which gives the burglar time to invade your home. Tip: Beforeheading for Hawaii, you should consider turning off all notifications on “thesoesh,” he adds.
9. POSTS OR PHOTOS OF YOUR PARTNER’SFRIENDS OR COWORKERS“If you've met your mate's coworkers or have been to their companyChristmas party, avoid posting information or photos that may jeopardize theiremployment,” Hicks says. “Politicians, pro athletes and executives of Fortune500 businesses have all suffered the consequences and embarrassment caused bythe unsavory social media activities of their significant other.”
10. PHOTOSOF YOUR PARTNER’S CHILD/CHILDREN WITHOUT APPROVAL
“If your mate has a child or children from a previous relationshipyou must avoid posting photos of their children without approval from the otherparent,” Hicks says. “Avoiding this important step before posting these kindsof photos can lead to messy circumstances. As innocent as your intentions maybe, posting photos of you, your mate and the child/children your mate conceivedwith someone else can be misperceived by that other person and cause conflict.”
11. DON’T POST ABOUT YOUR BREAKUP
“Avoid posting breakups or updating your relationship status evenwhen you're sure it's over,” Hicks says. “Relationships can have a few twistsand turns and breakups can turn into makeups with time.” Tip: Give it a fewweeks before the status makeover, he adds.
12. DON’T POST TEXT MESSAGES“People not only post what has been said but now there are expartners posting screenshots of conversations of what has been said about themor family members,” Certified Life Coach John Musumeci, says. “It all comesdown to respecting the other person’s privacy.”
13. DON’T PUT DOWN YOUR EX-PARTNER’S NEWPARTNER“For whatever reason you have separated from your ex-partner, thereis no need to start dragging someone else into the social media banter that isgoing on between you and your ex-partner,” Musumeci says. “Especially if theyhave not been part of your separation.”
14. FINANCIAL DETAILS
Stop “letting everyone on social media knowwhat is happening with your finances during your split,” Musumeci says. “If youare not getting your way with what is happening, don’t let people know you havebeen hard done by.” This is a very private matter and, for sure, your audienceis not going to give you feedback on this matter, he adds.