A poll in England has discovered that 1 out of 10 people (Around 90,000) has claimed the Internet as one of the major reasons for ending a marriage that often ends in divorce. The findings of the poll indicate that married men and women both experience hardship when their mates become addicted to the Internet.
A bit of research shows that internet addicts are exhibiting similar behavior to alcoholics. Users can hide their nonessential internet and [quote] in a sense, they're using the internet to self-medicate.[/quote] The study found that 13.7 per cent of respondents found it hard to stay away from the internet for several days at a time, 8.7 per cent attempted to conceal non-essential internet use from family, friends and employers and 5.9 per cent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive internet use.
8.2 per cent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative moods.
Kev and I have our PCs on adjacent desks so we are still together even when we are both online or playing games. The cats come to sit with us (often in front of the monitors) so we are one big happy family.