Man Divorces Wife Because She Wouldn’t Get Off Phone

using smart phoneWe may joke about being addicted to Candy Crush. But one man is so fed up with his wife's smartphone gaming addiction, he's divorcing her over it. It's not so much about how much gaming she does -- it's about all the other things she's not doing while she's on her smartphone. Apparently this stay-at-home mom has let everything go. Everything. So the husband filed for divorce, like any concerned, caring husband would do.

The husband claims his wife's obsession has kept her from doing the housework and caring for their children. Allegedly she neglected to get their daughter vaccinated on time and failed to administer medication during her illness. He even says he's seen mold stains on their daughter's clothing. Okay, that does sound pretty bad.

When the man tried to get his wife to attend to her duties, he says she blamed him and refused to stop gaming.

Hmm. She sounds like a mess. But keep in mind, we don't know the whole story here. What's her side of things? What started her gaming obsession in the first place? It kind of makes you wonder if there were problems in their marriage that began long before her addiction. Or maybe she has some mental health issues that haven't gotten the attention they need.

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In a loving, healthy relationship, I think the husband wouldn't just be trying to get his wife back on the job. This is a marriage, not an employment arrangement. He would be more concerned about her emotional and metal health than the state of his household. He'd be trying to get her help. Maybe the woman's gaming is her escape from a loveless and alienating marriage. Regardless, it's a sad story all around.

What would you do if your spouse became addicted to smartphone gaming?


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Caera Caera

Divorce him. I don't have time for that kind of shit.

kayba... kaybayblee3

If it was that bad then I don't blame him.

redK8... redK8blueSt8

What a way to look at it. This blogger assumes that the husband DIDN'T first lovingly talk with his wife about her emotional/mental health and how this is about his wife caring more about the game than her kids and family? What if he tried, like many spouses with an addicted spouse, to point out the problem only to be met with a selfish narcissistic "if you don't like it that's your problem'? What if she refuses to get help because she doesn't think she needs it? It's not too likely that he just went straight to divorce. I can easily and absolutely believe that this woman have her husband the figurative (and maybe literal) "F you" because she's going to do what she damn well pleases and he's the misogynistic pig if he doesn't kiss her ass and fall in line. That's what feminism has morphed into and created.

Happy... Happydad73

Wow. Way to victim blame. You women are always screaming about that, but when a man, who is doing his part by working and supplying for his family, doesn't also do her job too, you blame HIM for not caring enough! His wife becomes a slob who doesn't pull her share and yet you find a way to make it his fault. Kinda pathetic.

bitte... bittersweet66

Maybe being home all day taking care of the kids and home is boring. Maybe she needs something more. She could get a job or meetup with friends once a week. As someone that thought this is what I wanted I can tell you not every women is made to be the maid. I don't know the whole story but I hope this couple tried counseling before jumping right to divorce.

rocky... rockyhugs35

I agree with redK8blueSt8 and with Happydad73. Women want equality. But only when it's in favor. Of women. Here child was sick and she wasn't even taking care of her.

Jael Proctor

well i don't understand why itcan't be simply looked at as gosh if she truly loved herhusband why not stop shes willing to go through divorce for gaming i think shes the one with the issues.


nonmember avatar Karma

Wow! The victims are the husband and kids. Way to go writer...assuming and blaming the husband...oh that's right he's a man.

nonmember avatar DJC247

If she was not even caring for the kids then she has bigger problems then just gaming, and I'm sure he tried more then just devorce to get her off of her phone. At some point he needs to stop caring so much about her and do what he needs to for the kids safety.

If my husband had this problem I would ground him form his phone when he was at home and turn off are internet so his tablet wouldn't be fun any more, if this doesn't work then yes I would probably leave rather then be ignored by someone that is supposed to love me. Also with kids involved I don't want them to think that acting that way is good, helthy or for them to be hurt from being ignored by there Dad.

I think this man is just doing what he needs to for the safety of his kids.

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