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Why Excessive Video Gaming Can Strain Your Relationship

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1344648552450_172469223As a married woman of soon to be 5 years, I have earned the right to say that I HATE when my husband plays video games. Whoo, it felt good to say that! Ok, sure they keep my husband content and at home, but shouldn’t I be the reason for that… I mean come on now.

The keyword here is “Excessive”. Let me breakdown what qualifies as excessive game playing. Ahem *clears throat*, you are an excessive video gamer if these apply to you:

  • You play video games as soon as you wake up.
  • You play video games whenever you’re home.
  • You spend a minimum of 24 – 36 hours weekly (a part-time job) playing video games.
  • You play games on your phone when your away from your game console.
  • You’d rather play video games than do anything else.
  • You try to take your game console with you on vacation.

Now that we’ve established whether you’re a video gameaholic or not, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Excessive gaming takes away from quality time that could be spent together. Take that same dedication that you put into gaming and apply it to your relationship.

Also, I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this, but excessive gaming makes you physically unattractive *reaches and rubs your belly*. I mean all you do is leave a permanent impression in the sofa. Exercise would be a much better activity than sitting and working your poor thumbs to death.

Lastly, there is so much more to life than gaming. There is a whole big world waiting to be discovered by you. Imagine all the things you could see and do if you ventured outside. The world is passing you by MAN!

I’ll leave you with this… Video games are not the bad guy here, but you are if you’re in a relationship and play games excessively. No one wants to watch you in your zombie state staring at the television all day long and it’s down right selfish quite frankly *takes a deep breath and exhales*. If nothing has gotten through to you yet, then I hope this will. Be more considerate by setting that controller down and replace it with your sweetie.

Independently Yours,

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Are video games awesome or awful in your relationship? Drop me a comment below!

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Cherese Agee

Cherese is the founding editor of AFROPHIRE. She's also a proud Navy with a passion for using her gifts and talents as a means of sharing the light of Christ. Content creating, graphic design, and collaborating with other creatives are what she enjoys most.

  • I could not agree more, I believe I definitely married that excessive gamer, it drives me up a wall!

    • Hey Nikka! Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone sis LOL

      • Kristine Selvage

        Not alone..I have been married for 28 years to a gamer…drives me insane. He gets up early before work to play, he comes home and that’s the first thing he does. If I leave the room to get a drink or whatever while we are watching something together, he turns it on. He gets made if I walk in front of the TV to the other side of the living room….uggghh!

  • Reblogged this on littlemisstexasblog and commented:
    I could not agree more with this post; I will definitely be showing this to my boyfriend. Although he has not reached the “excessive gamer” status, he does play quite a bit. Maybe this will put it in perspective for him coming from another point of view. Thanks for posting this! 🙂

  • Hi Cherese! I feel your pain. Although I feel like it should not bother you as much as you let it. I believe that as he spends his time relaxing and doing what he like to do at home, you too should fulfill those moments to pamper yourself. Go and get a message, treat yourself to lunch with a friend, visit a relative that you have seen in a while, (or go shopping!). Yes, we ladies enjoy adding a new piece or two to spruce up our wardrobe. Make the best of your day by shining a brighter light on you! Keep Jesus first and you won’t go wrong.

  • Hey Mom! I agree with you on finding other things to occupy my mind. That would be fine if the circumstances were that of a married couple who spend every day together. However, being a military family you have to make the most of the time you’re given. One day we are going to find ourselves going through a deployment and missing out on even more moments and memories together. It would just be nice to make the most of our last year. Thanks for your love and support. Now, let’s go shopping! LOL

  • You’re telling all truths here. I can’t stand it either. However, the same could be said with me and blogging….*blank stares*

    • *gasps* Video games and blogging are not the same! At least, that’s what I tell my husband LOL