NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 (NYDN) – According to a Divorce Online study, the number of couples filing for divorce increased from last year by 10 percent. Managing director of Divorce Online Mark Keenan explains that to obtain a successful divorce petition, a couple must provide at least three reasons for the split.
The firm’s press release offers insight into how online gaming addiction impacts the deterioration of a marriage saying, “The increase could be a consequence of people staying indoors more because of the recession.” As a result of unemployment and/or restraints on budgets, spouses choose video games as a pastime.
The press release also offers another explanation as to why 5 percent of their clients blame online gaming as a reason for their divorce. “As a means of escape from an already unhappy relationship,” people may turn to online video games instead of spending time with their spouse. Read the rest of the article here.