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Fortnite Keeps Being Cited In Divorces

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Fortnite has quickly become a global phenomenon, but like any popular pasttime too much of a good thing can have an impact on relationships. The AV Club reports that UK divorce service Divorce Online claims that the game has been cited in a staggering 200 divorce proceedings this year. That's said to be roughly 5% of all British divorces in 2018.

There's reason to be skeptical that the blame for these broken marriages can be chalked up to Fortnite all by itself, though. As The Independent notes, the data didn't show Fortnite being cited as the only or even necessarily the primary reason behind the divorce. Fortnite is cited alongside "other online games," so while it's a particularly popular one, it's probably not solely responsible for all of the cited divorces. Plus, the report suggests that digital addictions in general are the problem. Those can include online pornography, online gaming, and excessive use of social media.

Of course, this report was only from one divorce service, in one country, and just this year. Fortnite is a global phenomenon, so it could actually be coming up even more, not less. As with any technology or game, the key is to make time for hobbies along with real life responsibilities and relationships.

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https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-keeps-being-cited-in-divorces/1100-6461831/



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If you get a divorce over Fortnite you have failed in life



Nothing to see here, move along

melbye said:
If you get a divorce over Fortnite you have failed in life

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...



LivingMetal said:
melbye said:
If you get a divorce over Fortnite you have failed in life

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...

Any idiot can get married, but reaching the top of the leaderboard is a genuine accomplishment. Your friend should be proud. So should you.

 



Chinese food for breakfast

 

LivingMetal said:
melbye said:
If you get a divorce over Fortnite you have failed in life

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...

Does that make you a house breaker?



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That's because video games are better than a relationship.



If you’re getting divorced over vidya games then your marriage wasn’t lasting anyway.



Loser, i justh ope kids are not involved, if so, he better not miss a child support payment. shit will get real when he is in jail and he will not be worried so much about fortnite then.



 

COKTOE said:
LivingMetal said:

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...

Any idiot can get married, but reaching the top of the leaderboard is a genuine accomplishment. Your friend should be proud. So should you.

 

Priorities corrected.



LivingMetal said:

The game has been cited in a staggering 200 divorce proceedings this year. That's said to be roughly 5% of all British divorces in 2018.

Am I missing something? There can't be that few divorces in the UK?

There are 65 million citizens, so that's roughly 20 million couples I guess. About half of these (10 million) end up in a divorce. If these 10 million divorces happen during a period of 50 years, that's 200 000 divorces every year. So there have been about 150 000 in 2018 already. 5% of 150 000 is 7500, not 200.