What could be so surprising on Facebook that would cause a wife to go mad with rage? Isn't it a requirement that spouses be Facebook "friends" to show the world that this is my woman or my man? Possibly one spouse is a Facebook denier that can't be bothered with having to see their high school friends' successes and failures.
One Bryan couple is dealing with the aftermath of Facebook gone wrong, or a PCP fueled insano-rage, depending which spouse you want to believe. Rhonda Roshell Washington allegedly stabbed her husband in the hand after, in her words, he started a fight with her because he was on PCP and crazy, according to The Bryan College Station Eagle.
Her husband on the other hand, said he was trying to sleep when he heard Washington getting upset in the living room, according to the Eagle. Once he moved from the bedroom, he saw his Facebook page on the computer, at which point he says Washington started chasing him around the room with a knife and finally stabbing him in the hand before he was able to call police. Let’s call it a case of Facebook rage.
Should Washington just have called a divorce attorney instead of stabbing her husband?
If either story by the couple were true, it sounds like Washington had reason enough to get out of that relationship. PCP use is certainly not something that you would want your husband to be involved in, especially if you were considering starting a family.
Drug use and abuse is a major factor in divorce proceedings for determining child custody. It is one of the factors considered when determining the best interests of a child. However, an anger problem would also factor into any custody decisions made by a court.
Drug use could also affect property division if the two divorce. In Texas, property is generally divided equally, but exceptions are made in the name of fairness. Depending on the judge, the property may be divided less equal if one spouse has a drug problem, especially if there is evidence that the spouse was spending much of the community property on drugs.
Now if this is a case of Facebook rage, then the division of property would probably be equal, unless the Facebook rage was caused by something like the discovery that the Facebook spouse had been spending money on prostitutes and writing about it online.
All in all, spouses should have a more open line of communication so that if there are major discrepancies, they can be dealt with or a decision can be made to end the marriage.
Don’t be a victim of Facebook rage!
- Need a Family Lawyer in Houston? (FindLaw)
- Facebook Divorce (FindLaw)
- Facebook Responsible For Twenty Percent of Divorces? (FindLaw’s Houston Family Law Blog)
- Bryan man says wife stabbed him after reading his Facebook account (Houston Chronicle)