Facebook is slowly gaining an unwanted reputation. A recent study revealed that the popular social networking website has been mentioned in more than a third of divorces filed in Britain in which "unreasonable behavior" was listed as a factor. According to online law firm Divorce-Online, more than a third of 5,000 divorce petitions filed last year mentioned Facebook, a rise of more than 50 percent in the last two years. Speaking to the Daily Mail, the managing director of Divorce-Online, Mark Keenan said that Facebook is quickly becoming a major factor in divorces simply because of the ease with which it allows people to connect with each other. "People contact ex-partners and the messages start as innocent, but lead to trouble. If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then it's the easiest place to do it", Keenan said. Source: Medindia << Pfizer’s Pneumonia Vaccine Receives FDA Approval “Octomom” Case in China >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Wife's Affair in 1940s Leads 99-Year-Old Man to File for Divorce Media reports indicate that an Italian couple in their 90s will become the world's oldest divorcees. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Hospital Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements More News on: How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?