Husbands prefer games over wives; WoW blamed

BY Andrew Miesner / May 31, 2011

In a new study by Divorce Online, it has been determined that 15% of women who file for divorce due to unreasonable behaviour claim that their spouse was putting gaming before them. More specifically, wives blame both World of Warcraft and Call of Duty for a breakdown in the marraige.

Jessica Ellis, a 24 year old from London had this to say about her husbands “addiction”.

He was addicted to World of Warcraft but played other games now and then. The amount he was playing gradually increased until I could not take it any more.

When it became serious he was playing up to eight hours a day. I was constantly trying to get him to cut back but he didn’t think he had a problem until I told him I wanted to leave. But by that time it was too late.

The study utilized 200 divorce filings with unreasonable behaviour as the reason. The percentage of women citing unreasonable behavior has been up 5% since last year.


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