We 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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