Married to a Gamer- Wives Married to Gamers Anonymous, Will it Stop?

Married to a GamerAre you Married to a Gamer? Of course I have to brush this subject again. In all honesty, I don’t think it’s possible NOT to brush this subject. It’s a constant in our house. See, Hubby was doing a good job of playing Video Games, a lot. Ok, Endlessly. He sat on his lovely leather couch and started playing on our system. The only reason the system is not out the window yet is because I love it for Netflix, otherwise… arrivederci. In fact, I am pretty sure he played too much video games on that system. 

You will NEVER believe it! He STOPPED. He actually STOPPED…. 

playing video games on his system...

NOW it’s his gosh darn phone. Pardon me for my strong darn language, but holy bananas Batman, I am going to lose my marbles. 

I didn’t think it could get any WORSE. Except now… he has his phone with him…. ALL THE TIME. 

See, before we could go out and leave the console at home, and I wouldn’t have to repeat myself three times when asking him a question only to receive a blank stare. We could go out, leave the games at home and I would see what his face looks like when he is hearing what I am saying to him. HE ACTUALLY REACTED. He would smile, he would laugh. NOW? I get that same dumb look after finally poking him to get his attention, the blank stare, the out of place nod, he has no idea what he’s agreeing to! Heck, he could have just agreed to letting me buy a pink Maserati for all he knows, but he takes that chance. 

So, now I feel like throwing the phone out of a moving car. 

Are you Married to a Gamer?Does your Gamer only use a Console… or is his phone also a source of Insanity for you?

*Disclosure: This post is of Ninja Mommers opinion and is not meant to blame the video games themselves, or make gaming as a whole seem like a bad thing. Gaming can be a great way to relax as long as it’s not consuming you. This post is a personal account and meant to be seen in a light hearted, sarcastic light.*



  1. nicolthepickle on July 29, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I would go for the pink maserati, or at least some Jimmy Choo’s.
    Mark Driscoll has some great comments on fathering. He says, you’re a husband, father, provider, and your hobbies come after those things. I’ve put it to use in my life by remembering that my kids come over the computer even if it’s just to read hop on pop for the 4’th time. 🙂
    You can’t really change someone else though. Maybe you could try one hour on Friday nights with no phone or so.

  2. Melody on July 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I can totally relate to you. My husband is either always playing video games (although his are on the internet instead of a console), on his phone or watching tv. Always in front of a screen. The worst part of it is that the games that he plays DRASTICALLY change his behavior. He is so much more quick to anger & impossible to talk to. One day I got home from work and was trying to just have a normal conversation with him (and I had just barely started speaking) when he snapped at me. It brought me to tears. No one gets how difficult it is.

  3. Erica on July 31, 2014 at 2:18 am

    My ex boyfriend is a gamer! I empathize with this!

  4. Victoria Ess on August 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Aw I don’t have a gaming partner but I do have a partner who is incredibly attached to his smartphone. I find it frustrating and rude at times.

  5. sugandha on August 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I did not allow any kind of consoles to enter our home but looks like it might be a battle I’ll lose ever since DH started playing games at his friend’s house. Of course, Candy Crush Saga has taken over his life and that’s all I see him doing with his phone. Can be pretty frustrating sometimes!!

  6. Katie on August 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Lol funny yes that sucks. Do you have phone free dinner and other times?

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