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Published: Tuesday, May 31 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@My2Cents: It's nice to know what generation you are a part of.

My wife and I are both gamers. It's what we do to unwind. Sometimes together, sometimes separately.

You can't blame technology for people's inability to work out their problems.

Increasing divorce rates are simply our society evolving. People are used to instant gratification, and if they aren't getting what they want out of a relationship they would rather just end it and move on than spend years trying to sort it out.

three11stu
Saratoga Springs, UT

@My2Cents:
So by your logic, if somebody owns a computer, then you should stay away and not date them, because they are probably addicted to pornography. Same goes with the television. If they own a fridge, they are probably obese because they are addicted to food. Is that right?

suzanna014
los angeles, CA

If this has happened to anyone, I am doing a class assignment about this topic and would really appreciate it if you could answer a few questions on your thoughts about this happening to you. Only myself and my instructor will be reading the assignment.
MapleDon? or anyone else?
Please email me at suzanna014@yahoo.com

suzanna014
los angeles, CA

Hi Everyone!

My name is Suzanna an If you yourself or you know anyone that has had this happen to them, could please email me at suzanna014@yahoo.com, I just have a few questions for you I am doing a class assignment on this topic, so only myself and my instructor will be reading it!

Thanks in advance!
Hi Everyone!

My name is Suzanna and a recent study has been done that 15% of divorces come from video game addiction. If you yourself or you know anyone that has had this happen to them, could please email me at suzanna014@yahoo.com, I just have a few questions for you I am doing a class assignment on this topic, so only myself and my instructor will be reading it!

Thanks in advance!
mapledan?

spoonfullasugar
san francisco, CA

I disagree with Spong's quote. "Spong quoted Divorce Online's Keenan, who said video games are "used by men in particular as a means of escape from an already unhappy relationship," and said that video games shouldn't be blamed for previously rocky relationships." Because my husband and i dated for 6 months before we got married and no gaming occurred at all... Once we moved in together the addiction to gaming started from DAY 1. I doubt I was in an unhappy relationship after being married for 24 hours.
So not true in my case.
FOr example it is sunday morning 11 am and he's already spent about 2 hours on his game; no breakfast, no good morning hug, nothing... to me, this man uses being mormon and church standards only if its convenient to his case... but sure, ill get dressed in a hurry and go to church like a good mormon wife to him! lol ha ha

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