Is Fortnite Increasing the Divorce Rate?

Is Fortnite Increasing the Divorce Rate?

According to this article in Men’s Health, Fortnite was the cause listed for at least 200 divorce petitions in the United Kingdom in 2018.  As I have learned in my practice, it is never just one reason that leads to divorce. However, online technology, gaming, and gaming addiction can take its toll on interpersonal relationships.

The more time spent in front of a screen shooting at cartoons in “skins” or pretending to be a soldier in World War II is time taken away from loved ones.  As the article states “Fortnite (and other games like it) literally reward you for longer play, making it even tougher to stop.”

Communication suffers, intimacy suffers, and your common interests with your partner may shift when you spend your free time glued to your video games.

Take a break, read this article, and show your spouse you love and appreciate them by putting down the controller for a few hours.