UK: Gambling and Social Media Addiction Responsible for 20% of Divorce in UK

According to this website gambling and Facebook are absolutely wrecking havoc on marriages in the United Kingdom. There seems to be an increase in gambling addiction in particular and the result is that the marriages are being wrecked left and right.

I am not sure if this is also true in the United States as I do not know the statistics but I do know that Facebook and other social media platforms are being cited and/implicated in an increasing number of divorces. And it makes sense from a certain standpoint. There is a lot of temptation and opportunity that Facebook affords would be cheaters and as more people join the platform, it only makes sense that more people will be cheating and that more marriages will be wrecked.

The gambling issue is a whole other can of worms. Interestingly, this never seems to be a huge problem in very high networth divorces, only in poor, working class and middle class. This also makes sense. Rich people are rich often times because they did not squander their money. They pinched their pennies and held on to as much of their money as possible. They did not, for lack of a better word, piss it away at a gambling outfit. So maybe this is why you hardly ever hear of a rich couple getting divorced because one of the spouses has a gambling problem.

But then again, there is a Rumor that Ben Affleck’s gambling was an issue in his divorce from Jennifer Garner. So who really knows about these things?


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2 Responses to "UK: Gambling and Social Media Addiction Responsible for 20% of Divorce in UK"

  1. AliceOttawa   August 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Gambling is definitely a huge problem in my relationship. My husband is burning through our savings and he doesnt seem to be able to stop himself. I think it may have become an addiction at this point. I’m almost at the point where I want divorce. I’ve been tryin to educate myself on my options and ideally we would fie for uncontested divorce ( I’m using now – seems easy enough ). I’m just afraid about once I actually bring it up. Will it make him worse? Will he spent everyting we have? What a terrible situation this is.

  2. J.Goldstein   August 10, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Thank you for sharing your comment, Alice. Have a great day.
    -Team Divorce Saloon International


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