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Old 07-09-2011, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Women, you ever leave your husband/boyfriend over his video game addiction? Did it drive you so crazy you thought about smashing his game system? How old is your husband/boyfriend who spends hours a day playing video games instead of playing with you in the bedroom? Has he ever lost a job because of his video game addiction?
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:48 AM
 
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My husband doesn't have a traditional video game addiction, but he is addicted to scramble, which is a facebook app. He's playing it right now. It used to be text twist. It hasn't gotten in the way of anything significant, since the time limit for each game is 3 minutes, but he has played the game when he should have been doing on other things (cleaning, studying, etc). He's an avid reader, so I guess it's sort of related to that. There have been times in the past when I've called him over to help me with something and I'll get "just a minute" and I know what he's doing. I think he's up to 250 words at this point.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I don't scorn video games. I myself like them. But if he had an addiction to them to the point where he wouldn't do even the necessities (eating, bathroom, sleep, etc.) and he wouldn't get counseling, then I'd probably do this: I'd have to join him and say if I beat him then he gets off the game and gets therapy, of he wins I'd be leaving.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Fortunately I don't play video games but my sister in law fell in love with a guy who was addicted to a pocket video poker machine. About 1 year after they married she then found out the addiction had them over $50,000 in debt. She divorced him. He's never changed in the last 12 years.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: DFW area
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Women, you ever leave your husband/boyfriend over his video game addiction? Did it drive you so crazy you thought about smashing his game system? How old is your husband/boyfriend who spends hours a day playing video games instead of playing with you in the bedroom? Has he ever lost a job because of his video game addiction?
To the 1st question - No.
To the 2nd - No.
To the 3rd - Not applicable because I'm the one that likes to play video games; he's more of a car guy.
To the 4th - Again, not applicable and I haven't either.

For me, any kind of addiction towards a certain activity, be it video games, sports, gambling, etc., is extremely unhealthy for a person and thus, a relationship. I think, however, that individual people within a relationship can have hobbies that aren't necessarily their significant other's hobbies, as long as they don't neglect their partner. Whenever my husband wants me to spend time with him instead of playing video games, he gently suggests we go for a walk or watch a movie together. The key, I think, is moderation.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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You know I used to play video games until I was like 18, when the gamer in me started to die off and I realized how much more fun women are.

From that point on, whenever a woman asked me to do something, I'd drop the game and go with her. Pretty damn easy choice.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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You know I used to play video games until I was like 18, when the gamer in me started to die off and I realized how much more fun women are.

From that point on, whenever a woman asked me to do something, I'd drop the game and go with her. Pretty damn easy choice.
Aww! She is going to be one lucky woman!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You know I used to play video games until I was like 18, when the gamer in me started to die off and I realized how much more fun women are.

From that point on, whenever a woman asked me to do something, I'd drop the game and go with her. Pretty damn easy choice.
Yes, spending time in the bedroom with your girl, or playing a video game?

or
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Aww! She is going to be one lucky woman!
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Yes, spending time in the bedroom with your girl, or playing a video game?

or
Well, it boils down to whether or not I prefer fake or real.

I'm a much bigger fan of real than I am of fake. Cuz it feels good.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: NYC
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My ex used to play for 8 hours a day; this was a major factor which contributed to our divorce.
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