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OT: Man Divorces Wife Because She Wouldn’t Get Off Phone

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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Man Divorces Wife Because She Wouldn’t Get Off Phone

by Adriana Velez

using smart phoneWe may joke about being addicted to Candy Crush. But one man is so fed up with his wife's smart phone gaming addiction he's divorcing her over it. It's not so much about how much gaming she does -- it's about all the other things she's not doing while she's on her smart phone. Apparently this stay-at-home-mom has let everything go. Everything. So the husband filed for divorce, like any concerned, caring husband would do.

The husband claims his wife's obsession has kept her from doing the housework and caring for their children. Allegedly she neglected to get their daughter vaccinated on time and failed to administer medication during her illness. He even says he's seen mold stains on their daughter's clothing. Okay, that does sound pretty bad.

When the man tried to get his wife to attend to her duties he says she blamed him and refused to stop gaming.

Hmm. She sounds like a mess. But keep in mind, we don't know the whole story here. What's her side of things? What started her gaming obsession in the first place? It kind of makes you wonder if there were problems in their marriage that began long before her addiction. Or maybe she has some mental health issues that haven't gotten the attention they need.

In a loving, healthy relationship I think the husband wouldn't just be trying to get his wife back on the job. This is a marriage, not an employment arrangement. He would be more concerned about her emotional and metal health than the state of his household. He'd be trying to get her help. Maybe the woman's gaming is her escape from a loveless and alienating marriage. Regardless, it's a sad story all around.

What would you do if our spouse became addicted to smart phone gaming?

Do you play smart phone games?

by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Jul. 30, 2014 at 1:56 PM
3 moms liked this

This author is an idiot and would be first to tell a woman to leave her husband if roles were reversed.  Of COURSE it's not her fault and there are underlying reasons and SURE let's blame the husband!  I really hate these writers.

mom2jessnky
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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I hope you (Cafemom) don't pay the idiots that write this garbage...

adoptivemomof1
by Mel on Jul. 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Another thought provoking article...um, never mind...
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jul. 30, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Hmmmm

SlapItHigh
by on Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM
I would try to get my husband help if he had any addiction. But he would have to be willing to accept help.

I play an occasional game of Words with Friends, but that's it.
violinjewel
by Julia on Aug. 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM
I need to stop reading these articles. They aren't worth the time.
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