How Video Game Addiction Can Ruin Relationships

video game addictionJust like any type of man-made entertainment, video games aim to engage a person to a certain activity for enjoyment. And just like any other entertaining activity, there are risks that they can become an addiction. Video game addiction is just one of those newly discovered problems affecting a lot of males today.

Video games, whether it be online games, PC games or any other kind, can easily become a source of addiction for most men. Video game addicts belong to a long line of other types of addiction that may affect men and their life. The only problem about video game addiction is that it is not that widely publicized yet as a growing problem among the male population.

And just like any other type of addiction, video game addict go through the risk of possibly ruining their relationships. Video game addicts can play video games for hours on end. They can spend their waking time just in front of the PC, neglecting anything else. It is a growing problem in men, especially to the younger ones. Women i relationships with these men can either leave them eventually or find ways in order to help their partners cope up with the addiction. And in some, the women try to cope up with how to live with their partner’s seeming addiction to video games.

On the side of the women, there are some positive things that they can do in order to cope up with such video game addiction of their partners. Sometimes it may need sitting down with the men and discuss the problem. Sometimes video game addicts, just like any other type of addiction, may not realize that they have a problem or it is already affecting their lives and relationships.

Women may try to find time to speak to their partners to tell them that their addiction to video games is starting to cause problems. They may ask to cut back a little on the time they spend on playing video games all the time, or even stop it completely. Any man who cares about the relationship would take a good look at themselves when confronted with such problems.

Women may also try to help create a healthy schedule for their partners on when they can play video games. It may be difficult for video game addicts to stop their habits immediately. It is usually a gradual process. Women may provide some encouraging and helping hand through encouragement. Effective allocation of time between the relationship and playing video games may sometimes be all that is needed to make things okay. Women may even try to play the games with their partners in order to be more supportive in a way as well as find some more time to spend on the relationship.




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  1. for quite some time, i took the blame for my boyfriend’s video game addiction. had i not given him an Xbox for our anniversary, we would have been still together. i know how shallow that seems to be but admittedly, that gift changed everything about my boyfriend and our relationship.

    i tried to dismiss the initial changes at first but when he had to cancel on a very important weekend getaway just because of his game, i knew we were in trouble.sure i talked to him about it but to no avail. i simply gave up on him when the talks became screaming fights and too many hurtful words have been hurled at each other.

    what is really sad though, more than our relationship ending, is that he lost a very stable job and had to start all over on a new one.

    yes, i am to blame for his addiction but i know i tried to save him in the best way that i can. i guess he just didn’t really wanted to be saved though.

    i guess my story is one the sad stories of video game addiction and ruined relationships. 🙁

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