Bitter Breakup? Time for a Blog

More people are using the web to share stories about breakups
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 10:45 AM CDT
Bitter Breakup? Time for a Blog
Exes are turning to the web when their marriages fail.   (Index Open)

Call it therapeutic or call it revenge, but more ex-spouses are airing their dirty laundry on the Internet—and courts are supporting them even if their former partners are not. Personal blogs have quadrupled since 2003, the New York Times notes in a look at the trend, with many using them to dish about everything from marital affairs, divorce proceedings, or their ex's profile on

This week's high-profile YouTube posting by the jilted wife of a theater executive is only the latest example. When the founder of was sued by her ex-husband,  claiming her online rants violated the terms of their divorce settlement not to "harass" the other, a judge found her weekly podcasts "ill advised" but covered by the First Amendment. (More divorce stories.)

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