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What do you do when your husband plays too much video games?

I am fed up.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Relationships

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Answers (14)
  • cont.... Both of these sites offer support of people who are fed up with their SO's gaming.



    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Play with him.

    There are two ways you can take that answer, either way works.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:42 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • umm do what i do play bingo on there is nothing you can do they just dont listen or give it up... would ur SO like my SO gamer tag so they can play together atleast they can spend time togther... I HATE XBOX 360...

    Answer by ggiovanni at 9:44 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I have been known to hide controllers.... but that usually ends in a fight.... i watch him most of the time and only nag him when my needs are not being met what ever they are...

    Answer by GoddessHeatherM at 9:44 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • guilt trip

    Answer by mirit.rose at 9:46 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • My husband became so addicted to Everquest i nearly left him. He couldn't see it at all. He works from home & his job depends on others doing theirs first. He makes great money but has a lot of free time on his hands. Began playing everquest and was playing all day during work, eating dinner with us then going back upstairs and playing more til like 4 in the morning. After nagging and nagging, I finally told him to total up the time he spends playing the game (including his time at work), to the amount of time he spends with the kids and I. Obviously, it didn't even out and he cut down. Now he only plays when work is slow during his work hours. Once work is over, he stops playing. There are some great resources and support groups. One here on cafemom called Gamer Widows, tho it hasnt been very active lately. i'm a member of it. cont...


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Divorce him........oh wait, that's just what i did, not really suggesting that! LOL! Seriously though, that was a big factor in why me and my ex's relationship just didn't work.

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 10:16 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I play with my husband on his ps3. I play my things and he plays his. Simple as that. We have a rule that he can't play when kids are awake and inside. He gets to play after 830 every night when the kids go to bed, and that is if my needs are met. LOL.. Weekends he gets a few hours to play. I am pretty nice because I like my time. If we have no kids I am fine with it.

    Answer by suzyb1980 at 10:28 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Wow, I'm not sure what to do about it, because I'm an XBox widow myself, except my husband still helps around the house and does laundry. I hate the MONEY he always wants to spend on renting, buying, games, accessories, etc. Usually I win and he's not aloud to buy them, but then he pouts. I especially hate that he asks for games for Christmas, bdays, etc. I'd rather buy him something he actually needed, like a tool, or clothes, ya know something that will make him get off the couch. We should start a Video Game Widow's Club.

    Answer by mumma28 at 11:02 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • ok I'm a bit slow and shouldve read previous posts.. my bad. Here I thought I was being clever.

    Answer by mumma28 at 11:14 PM on Jul. 28, 2009