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Video Games & Your Marriage

I just wonder how many wives or S\O have issues with their Husbands and the Video Games?
I have a friend who has just filed for divorce because her Husband thinks he is married to his game.
This bothers me because my Husband also sits and plays the game for 9-10 hours. Normally it's on the weekend when he doesn't have to work or as soon as he gets off work. There are times he doesn't even know I'm there because he's so into the game.
We go through the samethings with our Husbands and I was wondering who else out there has these issues.
Wife is in one room while Hubby is in another playing the game. There is no going out with the two of us or even the kids. It's just the game game game game.
Would you consider divorce if this was in your household?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2009 in Relationships

Answers (11)
  • lately my DH and son have been really into this Zelda game on the Wii. It doesn't bother me though because they have so much fun together playing and strategizing and my DH works so much my son loves being able to spend time with him doing "guy stuff" when he is home. But they don't play all day, we still have our family time... If it were to the point where he was playing video games all the time that would not fly with me at all...

    Answer by KTMOM at 7:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • You know my husband is the same way just like you said above, it really depends on your type of man. I had a long talk with him and finally he did cut back but to tell you the truth I don't mind because there are things I need to take care of and able to do or if I am too tired I can just go to sleep with out thinking if we are going to do it or I would rather him be on the game then be out at bars late hours of the night. It depends on the person. And no I don't think this is a good reason for a divorce unless...well you should know. GL

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 8:08 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • my DH loves his video games... and if that is what he wants to do when he isn't working hard for us then more power to him.... I know how i get if ther is a gmae i really like and start playing it.. i don't wanna stop until it is plastic crack..

    Answer by emturner at 8:45 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • your situation is not the case for me...

    but if that was happening in my marriage, HELL YA I would file for divorce. seems like an addiction to me.

    Answer by charisma10 at 9:02 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • My husband plays Everquest all the time. It is destroying me and our marriage. Honestly, I don't know how much more I will take. There are days that I want to walk in that room and bash his computer in with a baseball bat. It would feel sooo good...I might even accidentally hit him in the head a time or 2. Can you feel the animosity? I feel like that compter and stupid game...they are the other women. We fight constantly about it. I'm sad and lonely most of the time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • its not worth losing your marriage

    Answer by youngandafraid at 10:30 PM on Jan. 10, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • My husband used to play like that crazy hours. I was so angry that I didn't realize he was depressed because he didn't really talk about it or show it or maybe I was just too angry to see there might be something wrong with him. He hardly plays at all anymore. He was looking for an escape from reality. After a long talk and him cutting back a little along with me giving him 30 minutes after work when he got home to do whatever without responsibility....this got a lot better and is done to practically never now. I know how you feel and it is very real and very painful. Good Luck

    Answer by Mimi2mommy at 1:31 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • ah! my husband loves his video games too. we share a room with our baby and when he's playing his games hes able to tune her out when she's crying . that really gets on my nerves

    Answer by Vero86G at 11:10 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I wouldn't get a divorce over his gaming, it seems a little extreme to me, really the hubby should wake up and out of his game trance if his wife is holding divorce papers because of his gaming addiction. I guess if he refuses, idk.
    Husbands are just big kids and sometimes you just have to use your "mommy voice" on your husband. It's sad but true.

    Answer by lilmommy0416 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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