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Does watching TV lead to divorce?

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2021 | Divorce

Divorce happens for a lot of reasons. Many, such as financial troubles and infidelity, are well known. However, it’s important to consider all possible reasons and not to assume that all divorce cases look the same. Today, let’s take a look at the link between TV and divorce, which is discussed far less often.

Are you happy?

The biggest thing to ask is whether or not your habits regarding the TV reflect your happiness in your marriage. If they do, that can be an issue.

For instance, some studies have linked unhappy couples with excessive TV viewing. Couples gravitate toward easy entertainment, like TV, when they’re trying to ignore the fact that they’re not happy together. Maybe they don’t like spending time together. If all they can do is binge-watch shows, that unhappiness could eventually lead to a split. It’s not the TV that causes the divorce, but it just exposes the true issue — unhappiness — that will finally end the marriage.

These same studies do say that more moderate levels of TV watching are fine. Say you and your spouse like to watch a show at night before bed. Don’t assume that’s an issue on its own. Just keep an eye on how much you watch and whether or not it’s covering up for an inherent lack of satisfaction.

Splitting up

If you are unhappy in your marriage and you want to end it, that’s when you must look into all of the proper legal steps to take.