Fortnite addiction is resulting in hundreds of divorces

Forebode

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Chances are they were a gamer before getting married. Hopefully all these people would have lived together to make sure they were compatible, not just physically and emotionally. Not to put the blame on the one serving the papers. Once you're married, gaming is a 'hobby'. A gamer might be able to play every day, but not hours upon hours.

I think more data needs to be given before you start blaming gaming.

I'd argue the ability to get married is at fault. There isn't enough checks and balances /hurdles to get married. You should be able to get a marriage license, but then be required to live together for x months and then you obtain the ability to marry. So, not just a wait period, a requirement of living together.

It's easy to blame the final straw.. what were the other reasons?

digital addiction is so vague, do they mean 'adult' stuff, gaming? , emailing?
 

Mighty Duck

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Those guys need to learn self-control. Self-control over gaming and self-control over getting married before being ready.
 

McMurdeR

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Well I have recently split from my partner. Part of that reason was that I was spending more time on my laptop than I was with my wife and family. But there was other issues too of course and it wasn't just all my fault the marriage ended.

What's really odd is that since I moved out I have barely touched my laptop to play games. I just don't find gaming fun at the moment. Then again I start to think that my addiction to gaming was pointing more at problems with my relationship with my wife rather than a physical addiction to gaming.
Sorry for your troubles. You make a valuable and informed point though. Any form of excessive escapism is a symptom, not a cause.
 
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ShagnWagn

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I'd say high expectations out of your partner, whether they be selfish or not.
I don't have a partner, but no, love is not the expectation of them or what you can get out of the relationship. It is what you can do for them. Most people don't understand this. Do without "reward".
 

ShagnWagn

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Chances are they were a gamer before getting married. Hopefully all these people would have lived together to make sure they were compatible, not just physically and emotionally. Not to put the blame on the one serving the papers. Once you're married, gaming is a 'hobby'. A gamer might be able to play every day, but not hours upon hours.

I think more data needs to be given before you start blaming gaming.

I'd argue the ability to get married is at fault. There isn't enough checks and balances /hurdles to get married. You should be able to get a marriage license, but then be required to live together for x months and then you obtain the ability to marry. So, not just a wait period, a requirement of living together.

It's easy to blame the final straw.. what were the other reasons?

digital addiction is so vague, do they mean 'adult' stuff, gaming? , emailing?
In older days, people didn't live with each other to "test" if they were compatible. It worked. "Testing" was taboo, as was pre-marital sex. Morals were much higher back then, as was respect. People fought to make their marriages work rather than just throw them away. We are living in the end times. It sad, but the more common mindset these days is "anything goes if my own personally set morals says it's ok".