People are blaming 'Fortnite' for destroying their marriages

LONDON (KRON) - Some couples are throwing in the towel when it comes to saving their marriage, and many are blaming a video game for the split. 

Since January 2018, a total 200 divorce petitions blaming Fortnite for the split were received by UK-based website Divorce Online. 

That number equals about 5 percent of the 4,665 petitions handled since the beginning of this year, according to a Divorce Online spokesperson. 

"It is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions," the spokesperson added in a statement. 

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition



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