I didn't think I'd been playing nearly as much since we married, and this was never an issue while we were dating.
We even had long gaming sessions together on lazy Saturdays playing "Plants vs.
Zombies," "Red Dead Revolver," and "Zombie Apocalypse." But maybe I was wrong.
We had been watching a lot more television the last few months. I didn't have to power off my gaming habit permanently to maintain a happy marriage, even through I was prepared to do so, as I love my wife very much.
After my experience, I wondered if other married gamers have had to flip the off switch, so I reached out to some of my married gamer buddies to ask them if video games caused problems with their marriages.
For 37-year-old Jeramy Skidmore, of Seattle, Wash., video games aren't an issue in married and family life.
Jeramy is mostly a solitary gamer who plays with his two kids from time to time while he says his wife tolerates it.
"Diablo 3" is his current "time waster."But not so for divorced gamer Rob Morris of Phoenix, Arizona, a former systems engineer and Senior Editor at gaming and entertainment website
Rob was married for 10 years and never played video games together with his former wife.
Did the 10 to 12 hours he spent a week playing video games ultimately cause the marriage to fail?
"I can't say that video games had nothing to do with it because I am certain that her resentment of my time in gamer-land pushed things along but I knew the marriage was going to end anyway." "I'm actually very clear with potential partners and let them know up front that I am an avid gamer.
I tell them I need my gaming time and that I'm not willing to give it up for the sake of a relationship.