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Research shows that gaming may lead to divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2019 | Divorce |

Couples in San Antonio choose to get divorced for a wide range of reasons, and interestingly enough, gaming is potentially one of them. According to research, 8% of marital unions end in divorce as a result of gaming addiction. The reason for this is that gaming can easily develop into a destructive addiction that affects the gamer and his or her spouse.

Gaming generally starts out as an activity that adds joy to a person’s life. However, a game can quickly become a tool for hiding from one’s problems. For other people, games make them feel as though they can fix their past mistakes, as they can replay levels time after time.

Unfortunately, games can turn into a distraction and prevent a person from properly handling his or her daily life responsibilities, like showing up to work consistently. In some cases, it causes the gamer to stop tending to his or her spouse’s needs, thus leaving the other party feeling isolated. If not addressed head-on, the gaming addiction can rapidly lead to the end of the marriage.

No matter what the reason may be for a marriage to end, one thing is certain: The divorce process can be difficult to deal with both emotionally and financially. However, an attorney can guide a divorcing spouse through the process of dividing marital assets and addressing other divorce issues. The attorney’s main goal is to make sure that the client’s best interests are upheld during each stage of the divorce proceeding in San Antonio.