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Evidence Suggests Fortnite Causing Divorces

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Kane County Divorce Attorney

Marriage should be a partnership in which both parties enjoy spending time with one another. Couples do not have to be together constantly for a healthy marriage, and some alone time is good for each person so they can pursue interests by themselves. For many people, this includes video games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty. Some spouses have an issue with how often their significant other plays video games, especially Fortnite. If someone is playing video games too often, it can lead to serious problems in a marriage, and even divorce in some cases. 

Fortnite and Divorce

Fortnite’s massive surge in popularity has led to millions of people playing it all over the world each day. The game has become a pop culture sensation and has been played by more than 200 million people worldwide. Many people are addicted to the game, playing for hours and hours per day at the expense of other aspects of their life, including their marriage. 

It is true that video games are more important than relationships to some people, but a recent study by the UK-based website Divorce Online indicates Fortnite has been listed as a reason for divorce in 200 divorce petitions since January 2018. One data source does not indicate a massive epidemic, but it is a clear indication video game addiction causes strain on some relationships. 

Addiction in Marriage

Fortnite may be the game mentioned in divorce petitions, but video game addiction is a serious issue affecting many people and marriages. Drug and alcohol addiction are serious threats to any marriage and much more prevalent, but a person who wants to do nothing but play video games and not spend time with their significant other threatens the marriage as well. Addiction is a sensitive matter, and if you believe your spouse has a problem, it may be a good idea to try to find them help. It could be going to therapy or some other method of lessening their desire to play video games above all else. 

Contact a West Dundee Divorce Lawyer

Sometimes it is not possible to overcome every challenge in a marriage. If you feel video games have negatively affected your marriage and you would like to initiate divorce proceedings, you will need an experienced and skilled Kane County family law attorney. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC have the skills needed to effectively represent you in your divorce case. Contact us for a initial consultation at 847-428-7725.





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