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Couple Divorces Over World of Warcraft

When Nerd Love Dies

And I thought money was the number one reason couples fought! A California couple is divorcing after the husband developed an all-encompassing addiction to World of Warcraft. Jocelyn and Peter had been married for six years when she bought him the multiplayer game and he became quickly obsessed with it.

Jocelyn said Peter spent several hours every day, from 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., playing World of Warcraft after work instead of spending time with her. He couldn't even make time for one half-hour show to watch together, Jocelyn said. Peter even stopped paying bills and doing his part of the housework, and predictably, Jocelyn eventually kicked him to the curb. Where's Dr. Drew when you need him?!

I can actually see how this could happen — people can form legitimate addictions to anything, it seems, and technology only provides a whole new slew of options. I've been barked at by my boyfriend to stop playing with my iPhone or laptop and I've sniped at him in kind. Has anyone else every had relationship problems caused by their gadgets or games?


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