People are blaming ‘Fortnite’ for destroying their marriages

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Gaming fans play the game ‘Fortnite’ at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018 in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2018, where hardware manufacturers, software developers and the video game industry present their new games between June 12-14. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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