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          PLAYING Wife Says Husband’s Video Game Habit Is Destroying Her Marriage

          Wife Says Husband’s Video Game Habit Is Destroying Her Marriage


          April 7, 2016

          Paul and Rachel have been married for three-and-a-half years, but Rachel says their marriage may now be in jeopardy due to what she claims is Paul’s video game “addiction.”

          Rachel claims her husband plays video games 12-14 hours a day and ignores his family.

          “He plays his video games from the time he wakes up in the morning [until] the time he goes to bed at night,” Rachel says on Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. “He plays them past 3 a.m. He would rather play the video games than be with me sexually.”

          Paul admits he has a “moderate problem” with video games, but says he only plays around six hours a day, and he insists that the reason he plays video games is to help him cope with the pain from a serious blood disease.

          “I don’t ignore the kids, or you,” Paul tells his wife. “I’ve been sick, Rachel. This is about more than just video games.”

          Rachel says Paul – who has moved out and is now living with his parents – missed their 14-year-old daughter’s birthday party so he could stay in his room playing video games.

          Can Dr. Phil help this couple work through their issues and fix their relationship – or could they be headed for a divorce?

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