Since its infancy, Instagram has been a social media forum where people post highly edited images and curate their feeds ‘just so’ in attempts to be aspirational and to showcase how #blessed they are. She waited six months to “come out” with her divorce announcement on social media. Friends saw the post and started sharing their support and commending her for her honesty, which is exactly what she needed. Spira says that so much of our personal lives are shared on social media, that followers often feel a deep personal connection to someone, even if they’ve never met you in person. “Having social media as your crutch and comfort zone during a difficult time in your life can be cathartic and healing.
Source: thestar March 31, 2020 09:56 UTC