Why Excessive Video Gaming Can Strain Your Relationship
As 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.
Are video games awesome or awful in your relationship? Drop me a comment below!