Gaming in relationships: How to not let it affect your relationship

While scrolling though facebook, I see this topic pop up quite often. Couples always argue about how much time their significant others spend playing video games. In regards to dating, this has become a major issue with this generation. Ladies (and gentleman) please don’t let your partner getting their game on become an issue in your relationship. Constant arguing over this issue will quickly lead to an end to your relationship. To avoid conflict, here’s what you can do.

Realize that….

  • Your partner needs their alone time. You do not need to smother them 24/7. They know you love them, let them breathe! As stated in my last post, it is ok to do things alone sometimes
  • At least they are at home with you. Insecurity can be a bitch to deal with in a relationship. I don’t care what anyone says or how confident you are, we’ve ALL been through it at one point (I will touch on this topic in another post). To put your mind at ease, at least you know your partner is at home with you and not out partying somewhere.
  • You may end up liking the game yourself. If I’m not busy with my own hobbies, sometimes I’ll watch my boyfriend slay monsters and may even participate myself. Instead of complaining, why not join them? This could bring you guys closer and you may even discover a new hobby as well.
  • You are being controlling if you often times tell your significant to stop playing video games. The world does not revolve around you and your needs. Unless it gets to a point where they are literally attached to their game 24/7. Leave them alone! They could be going through something and gaming could be their way to cope.

In conclusion, don’t let gaming ruin your relationship. You could end up ruining something great over nothing.

How do you all feel about your significant other playing video games? Feel free to comment.

  One thought on “Gaming in relationships: How to not let it affect your relationship

  1. September 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Great post 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sara
    September 13, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Both me and my boyfriend play games so this was never a major problem for us.
    Still I feel like it helps once you realise that gaming is just a hobby. We all like doing different things in our spare time. Some like playing games, others like scrolling through their phones, maybe reading a book, trying on makeup looks or doing some kind of sport. What if your partner got mad when you dedicated your time to something you loved doing? Is it really a different situation if it’s not gaming related? Or are we playing a game of double standards? We really need to be more empathic and find a balance which will enable both people in the relationship to be allowed to enjoy their hobbies without feeling guilty. There is time and space for everything.
    Really interesting topic, Jazzy! 😊

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    • September 13, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      My boyfriend and I are the same way. I don’t game as much as I used to, but when it comes to the Sims, I could play for hours! If my partner got mad at me for doing something that I enjoyed doing, I would honestly first try to analyze their thoughts to see why they feel so bothered about my hobby and if we could come to a compromise, however if they’re being selfish or hypocritical, that’s when I’d pop off! lol 😡 You are definitely right, balance is key in a relationship, and if there is no balance then why even be together? That relationship would be over before it gets started because they would both get tired of each other.

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