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Video games causing divorce

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Next time you're rattled out of your serious gaming state by the cries of your wife or girlfriend threatening to call it quits because you are not paying her suitable attention, be warned: it may be more than a mere threat.

According to British study conducted recently, a growing number of marriages are being wrecked by video game addiction.

Yes — who knew that your daily gaming can cause your relationship to end in the same ugly, destructive way as a fatality in Mortal Kombat?

Surprisingly, however, more women are divorcing their gaming-enthusiast partners, complaining that their husbands are spending too long playing video games, according to research.

And 15 percent of those wives allege their husbands loved consoles more than them and this figure has soared from five percent a year ago.

In particular, World of Warcraft and Call Of Duty games were found to be popular objects of their husband's affection with one wife blaming World of Warcraft for the breakdown of her marriage:

"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", Jessica Ellis, 24, London.

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