Online Role-Playing Games May Damage Your Marriage

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billybobser

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Depends,

If the other half joins in, then it's probably a better basis for marriage.

Though, if you are with someone who is unwilling to share your interests, therein lies the problem.

However, if you are addicted then you will have a problem socially, not just maritally. (same as any other addiction)
 

bobbyp86

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I play various games, including WoW, with my girlfriend and it doesn't do any harm at all to our relationship. If anything it is much healthier for a relationship than slouching in front of the TV every evening.

As Billybobser says, if you're in a relationship with someone that's unwilling to share your interests then that's a problem, but not really one specific to gaming.
 

davidgermain

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share your interests...

i would have thought people would find this out early in the relationship, but to have 7years of marriage and NOW its an issue...
theuniquegamer - too right, as bob said - no woman no cry.
 

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My wife is not a gamer, although she tried Guild Wars because I play it. We are extremely tolerant and/or supportive of one another's hobbies though, even if we do not share them (hers are crafting-related). If a couple shares core values, and neither has an addiction problem (playing escapist games is just one of many possible addictions), then it shouldn't be an issue.
 

phishy714

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This just in: putting material things before your spouse can lead to an unhappy spouse and unhappy marriage.

Who woulda thunk it?


...idiots..
 

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For a marriage to work common hobbies have to exist and have to be done together as much as possible. If you spend enough time playing video-games that you consider it a decent part of your life than you better be with someone who also shares the hobby and around as much as you. Play those games together and it will be a bonding experience.
 

eiskrystal

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A survey conducted by scientists at Brigham Young University found that the excessive *insert-anything-here* could lead to a decrease of marital satisfaction.
 

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I can believe that. Anything too much is not good for a marriage especially if the person is not into what the other one is doing. Of course there are always exceptions.
 
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