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Fortnite the blame for a divorce!

DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,110

You've probably heard of "football widows" — well now it seems there are "Fortnite" divorcees.

At least 200 couples in the United Kingdom filed for divorce in 2018 while citing addiction to online survival game "Fortnite" and other online games as one of the reasons for their parting of ways.

That's according to Divorce Online, a U.K. company that offers divorce services and resources.




https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/divorce-online-survey-couples-now-blaming-fortnite-for-divorce.html

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,349
    IT just makes me wonder why these people don't take that into account before they marry these people.

    Or are they just jumping in after a year or two?





  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,973
    Meh, surely many divorced over Minecraft before, I know a coupe that broken up because of the guy modified several buildings lol

    The real first world problems xD
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    What kind of fragile lightweight marriage did they have if they were willing to get divorced over Fortnight. A real Spouse would play the game along side you and frag your ass till you did the dishes.

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 2,868
    don't consider too much on it, more then likely it was just a excuse to jump ship since they think they can do better, if was not the game it would be something else
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,163
    I came pretty close to divorcing over WoW back in Vanilla days.

    You see the problem was that I was spending pretty much all my free time with the game and zero time with the wife.

    After a year of that bullshit she had, had enough and we seperated for a couple years.

    That crap was on me.
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  • KingNaidKingNaid Member UncommonPosts: 425
    Wasn't a very good marriage to begin with then
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  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 213
    Not because of a game. That is nonsense.

    An addictive personality will find SOMETHING to become addicted to. Gambling,drinking,drugs,smoking,and yes gaming in in there somewhere too. The list is as long as what people find enjoyable, and if they have no self control, the outcome is well known. Self-destructive behavior.
  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,014
    Fortnite isn't to blame. The people who neglect their spouse to play video games are to blame.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,163
    KingNaid said:
    Wasn't a very good marriage to begin with then
    Addictions breakup many a marriage.

    I'm happy to say that my marriage is almost 20 years strong now. 
    XodicConstantineMerusSovrath

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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,691
    Ungood said:
    What kind of fragile lightweight marriage did they have if they were willing to get divorced over Fortnight. A real Spouse would play the game along side you and frag your ass till you did the dishes.

    Something tells me you've been doing a lot of dishes mate! ;) 
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  • timtracktimtrack Member UncommonPosts: 532

    *Human the blame for a divorce!

    DMKano
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    The world we live in...  Makes me thankful I found a girl who is as comfortable with "alone" time as I am.  Went from a long-term, disastrous relationship where the girl needed almost constant attention (which is okay when both people enjoy that) to one where the girl is completely fine with the idea that we're sitting in two different rooms at home so long as we set aside some time regularly to do things together.  Much better fit for both of us.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,573
    edited September 2018
    The issue in divorce is always people failing to find ways to stay together - it is always an issue of accountability that each partner in a relationship takes.

    Blaming it on anything external is simply an excuse.

    Ignoring your partner and your relationship can lead to divorce - but that's a personal failure, cant blame video games for that
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  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 517
    Of course this is completely overshadowed by the number of people who got married because of a video game.

    Divorce is as common as air these days.


  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,573
    edited September 2018
    btdt said:
    Of course this is completely overshadowed by the number of people who got married because of a video game.

    Divorce is as common as air these days.


    Lack of commitment is as common as air - hence why people dont stay true to their word, or their agreements with other people.

    Marriage is a contract - it's only as strong as peoples commitment. The truth is many people aren't mature enough mentally and emotionally when they get married so the marriage was doomed to fail from the start.

    I think the biggest misconception that many have - that once you get married you get complacent about the relationship, that you can just relax and let things go.

    Relationships take constant work by both partners to maintain, it's like tending to a garden, you have to constantly make sure that all plants are doing well, plant new ones, pull weeds, fertilize the soil - the work never stops.

    Same way even if you are married for 50 years - a healthy relationship both partners constantly maintain - never get complacent, never ignore that little argument or little something that doesnt seem right, as these things fester and can cause a major rift later on.




    Sovrathlaserit
  • Ricardo5802Ricardo5802 Member UncommonPosts: 34
    This seems more like SJW / Feminazi and Man-hating propaganda...

    It's interesting how it's always the Men's and Men's centric areas fault anf it's never Women's fault...
    They know more and more Men are giving Women less and less attention, so they come up with shit like this...
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,349
    This seems more like SJW / Feminazi and Man-hating propaganda...

    It's interesting how it's always the Men's and Men's centric areas fault anf it's never Women's fault...
    They know more and more Men are giving Women less and less attention, so they come up with shit like this...
    The article doesn't specifically single out men at all nor is it "Man-hating."

    You pretty much reached down to that li'l bit of poison that fuels that li'l bitty soul of yours and came up with that nonsense all by yourself.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,573
    edited September 2018
    This seems more like SJW / Feminazi and Man-hating propaganda...

    It's interesting how it's always the Men's and Men's centric areas fault anf it's never Women's fault...
    They know more and more Men are giving Women less and less attention, so they come up with shit like this...


    You dont even realize that using SJW, Feminazi and man-hating is the actual propaganda that your yourself are falling for.

    "They know more and more men are giving women less and less attention".... lol, that is some next level bullshit right there 

    Panther2103MadFrenchie
  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,446
    Dragnelus said:

    You've probably heard of "football widows" — well now it seems there are "Fortnite" divorcees.

    At least 200 couples in the United Kingdom filed for divorce in 2018 while citing addiction to online survival game "Fortnite" and other online games as one of the reasons for their parting of ways.

    That's according to Divorce Online, a U.K. company that offers divorce services and resources.




    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/divorce-online-survey-couples-now-blaming-fortnite-for-divorce.html
    yea, keep blaming games. whatever.

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  • cesmode8cesmode8 Member UncommonPosts: 431
    As much as I hate fortnite, sure...too much gaming can put a strain on a relationship.  And I agree with Kano that a relationship needs constant work even years after marriage.  Some require more than others, some can literally coast without a lot of work, but its not an amazing fruitful marriage.

    And I agree, there is in instant blame placed on the gamer here.  Has anyone thought that maybe his wife was a pure !@#!@#, whether she didnt place enough attention on the marriage or she was flat out a !@#!@#, that he delved into the only escape he knows?  

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,349
    cesmode8 said:
    As much as I hate fortnite, sure...too much gaming can put a strain on a relationship.  And I agree with Kano that a relationship needs constant work even years after marriage.  Some require more than others, some can literally coast without a lot of work, but its not an amazing fruitful marriage.

    And I agree, there is in instant blame placed on the gamer here.  Has anyone thought that maybe his wife was a pure !@#!@#, whether she didnt place enough attention on the marriage or she was flat out a !@#!@#, that he delved into the only escape he knows?  

    I have a few friends who don't really "work" at their marriages. They just "are" and they have really good marriages. Both on the same page, both type B people, not angry or demanding people, sort of just "fun" in a let's play some Bluegrass sort of way.

    It really is more about the people and what they need and if they really can ever be satisfied.

    As far as the last part, the article doesn't mention "men" or "a man" specifically at all. It just talks about couples.



  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,163
    As with any type of relationship

    Respect and communication goes a long way

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,573
    laserit said:
    As with any type of relationship

    Respect and communication goes a long way

    Creative solution for partners of video gamers - get in the same voice/game/discord chat and talk to them there ;)
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,104
    DMKano said:
    laserit said:
    As with any type of relationship

    Respect and communication goes a long way

    Creative solution for partners of video gamers - get in the same voice/game/discord chat and talk to them there ;)
    No! Its the one refuge from their voice we have, the gentleman's club that is Discord. :)
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,027
    I'm thinking the inclusion of purported video game addiction in a divorce filing may sometimes be an effort on the Petitioner's part to make their spouse look like a dumbass.
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