Slow news day? It is for the Daily Mail, which reports the claim that video games - specifically, World of Warcraft - is to blame for a large number of divorces.
Apparently 15 per cent of women filing for divorce are complaining about the time their husbands spend on gaming - a five per cent increase on last year, according to a study
by Divorce Online. This is the same Divorce Online that once pinned a number of divorces on Facebook altercations
After comment from a 24-year-old who said her hubby got increasingly addicted to World of Warcraft, the Mail got comment from a video game addiction expert - Ryan G Van Cleave - who added, "The problem spouses encounter with video game addiction is that the non-gamer doesnít appreciate that itís an addiction. This means itís not a choice to spend so much time in a virtual environment versus time with the spouse and family. Itís a compulsion."
Perhaps most telling was a comment from Divorce Online MD Mark Keenan who said that "the increase could be a consequence of people staying indoors more because of the recession, or it might be being used by men in particular as a means of escape from an already unhappy relationship."
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