Hello everyone! Hope your weekend was as fun filled as mine was. Father’s day and my birthday are 3 days apart and my wife usually does one main gift for both. (I’d rather give the gift then to receive one) this year she got me the best game I’ve played in a while…Fortnite!
I know I’m a little late to the Fortnite craze and people have been playing for months. But when I tell you this game is on a whole other level of gaming, I wasn’t ready lol. After playing a few days and getting better I realized something. Marriage and Fortnite are more similar than you think. I have 5 comparisons below and you tell me if you agree.
1. Everyone sucks at first
Learning something new is always a challenge. In this game learning all the controls, how to build, etc. In marriage its learning your significant others ways, pet peeves and habits. And until you really get to know them, you’ll come into a few arguments at first. But you learn and you get better each day.
2. “Building up” your relationship
The very first time I played I was so confused on why these people were building structures higher and higher while in battle. By reading Fortnite tips online (and YouTube) I found that you want to “build up” to get the height advantage on your opponents. Same in marriage, except your not trying to kill each other (hopefully). The advantage you are trying to get is on life.
Building up your relationship helps strengthen your bond so your prepared when a bump in the road comes along to break it. A weak relationship will break over small things. Where if you’ve been building on your foundation, even the big issues can be handled with no problems.
3. Keep moving forward
The worst thing you can do in Fortnite is stay in one spot! Between all the other opponents searching for loot and the never ending storm, you will die if you don’t keep moving towards the center of the white circle.
Every marriage has problems from time to time, but it’s what you do after is what matters. Your relationship will die too if you don’t keep moving forward. Dwelling on the past acts as a poison that slowly eats away at your feelings for the other person. But moving forward you can always rebuild.
4. Beware of the coming storm
This is more so for men. I’ve been married almost 10 years (July 28th) and after really paying attention to my wife and how she thinks, I can foreshadow an argument (the storm) before I do or say something stupid. That’s why building up your relationship is so important. To have the ability to prevent a fight will save you in the long run. If you see that purple screen start to close in, do you just stay where you are or do you try to make it to the safe space?
Granted, you can’t prevent all the arguments you might find yourself in. But knowing you can stop a few will make both of your lives easier.
5. Solo VS Duo
The first 2 days of gaming I did on the solo mode. Learning the buttons and where to land to find loot. It was very challenging. But when my wife downloaded it on her phone and we played duos together, it made it a lot easier.
It’s always better to have someone watching your back. In life as well. I don’t know where I would be if my wife wasn’t there for me all the times she was. I’ve had some really depressing lows and the one person I could count on was always there. So if you’re married and you have a problem, you should be able to confide in your spouse.
Thanks again for reading! If you have any other comparisons between marriage and your favorite game, leave a comment and tell me about it.
Anybody else been eliminated by someone better then you? I have lol