- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
We introduced our wedding party to a song from World of Warcraft and used Castlevania music in our cocktail hour mix so I guess I don’t really get what the big deal is. My husband is way into gaming and his game time is my alone time to do whatever I want. I like to have a few hours to myself every day to read, surf the forums, write, chat with friends, watch shows he doesn’t get into etc…
My husband not only plays games (and has 9 different gaming systems currently hooked up– systems dating back to the 1980’s to the upgraded PS3 he bought 2 montsh ago) alone and online, but he also does art based on games and makes music based on gaming theme songs. He enjoys perusing flea markets for hours for old Sega/Nintendo games. Half his clothing is game related. I like going to the flea markets and helping him look because he gets so excited when he finds a copy of Mega Man 4 for under $10 for some old school system that I can’t help be be happy with him.
I play a few of the games myself as well. Sometimes I get a bit upset when he’s hogging the PS3 lol. He best not hog the Wii when Epic Mickey comes out. haha. I buy him the games, I bought him the Wii. Last summer I took him to a 3 day long classic gaming tournament and spent 8 hours by myself each day relaxing while he played.
Right before our wedding, I made him a Gamers Delight Dinner. I made a Pac Man pizza and a bunch of other gaming related food. He carries pictures of that pizza around on his phone so he can brag to his friends about it. haha On more than one occasion he has thanked me for not b!tching at him about gaming. Apparently many of his friends wives complain a lot and I really don’t get it. Don’t these women have hobbies of their own?
To the girls who complain about the gaming…what do you enjoy doing? How would you feel if he complained about your yoga, shopping, knitting, scrapbooking etc?
At least in my case, husband puts real life before the games, but he still plays for a good 2-3 hours most days which is fine. I like having that time to myself. We have plenty of us time. He’s never once ignored me or reality to play a game. Before we met he sometimes stayed on WoW all night but after we met he cancelled his account, even though I encouraged him to keep it. I hope he at least gives it a shot when the new expansion comes out because it makes him happy.
I look at all the posts on the forums about cheating guys, porn addictions, guys who won’t stop drinking or smoking weed, guys who frequent strip clubs etc. I look at all the people I know IRL whose guys do all that crap also.
And then I look at my awesome husband and I thank my lucky stars that I found a guy whose biggest “vice” is something that involves him sitting in our living room fighting monsters on the tv and occasionally calling me in to show me how cool looking some graphics are.
That is not someone who just enjoys gaming. Blowing up at you or anyone else IRL over a game is a serious anger control issue that needs to be addressed and if he does not want to hear it, then I would strongly reconsider your future with this man.