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Old 04-30-2008   #1
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How to manage Marriage and GTA IV?

Im only dating this chick and still find it hard to get in a good sitting of GTA ( a good sitting in my mind is 4-5hrs seeing as the game is new. If I were single it would easily be 24) and can only imagine how difficult it must be for someone married. I just dont think I'd ever be able to bring myself to having a wife and kids and only getting to play maybe 30mins-1hr at a time...that would kill me to the point in which I'd rather just not play and its only going to get worst as Rockstar only gets better. I guess realizing making those decisions to manage time comes with maturity, and i'm not ashamed to say that if theres one thing GTA IV has taught me that life hasnt....its that I have a long way to go until I reach maturity.


In the meantime.........."game on".
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Dude, it is possible.
Given, it's hard.
But it is possible.

Remember, GTA has that 'text message restart' feature.
Marriage does not.

Or maybe it does, according to Fernando Martinez.
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It's called managing your time. Sure there's no way I can have four to five hour gaming sessions (though my wife likes the GTA games just as much as I do), but it's not like you suddenly have no more free time once you're in a steady relationship.
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Buy a Vibrator for your Wives/Girlfriends. Problems Solved
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Pondering whether or not his xbox controller fits that job description.

P.S - This wasnt a 100% serious post but is something that im sure crosses peoples minds. All Dr.Phil type replies though respected will not be taken into consideration.
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Get her Wii fit it'll sort her out for hours women life that yoga shite
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It's called managing your time. Sure there's no way I can have four to five hour gaming sessions (though my wife likes the GTA games just as much as I do), but it's not like you suddenly have no more free time once you're in a steady relationship.
Yep!
Its just a matter of thinking of someone other than number 1 for a while each day.
Everyone else on this thread has no opinion because clearly they are not in, and probably never had a relationship with someone who isn't their mother.
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Yep!
Its just a matter of thinking of someone other than number 1 for a while each day.
Everyone else on this thread has no opinion because clearly they are not in, and probably never had a relationship with someone who isn't their mother.
That's a bit harsh. I'm sure they were just being facetious.

Anyway, my wife HATES Grand Theft Auto, and my daughter is a toddler. As you rightly surmised, GTA has to take a back seat to anything that is a true priority. That doesn't leave much for me, but that doesn't mean never. I still get to have "me time." I just schedule my playtime for when my wife is watching TV and my daughter is asleep. It's not optimal, but it is feasible.

Despite what you may have heard, marriage is not about trading all your freedom for an oppressive yoke of matrimony. In a good marriage, you will share any sacrifices that need to be made, and still be allowed to retain your individual identity. As long as you put the requisite patience, forethought, and effort into a marriage, things like this won't be a real problem.
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I'm married, and I admit that yesterday I played for a long time, but she understood that it was knew and that I really liked it. I wont be playing like that everyday. Just have to play when you can. I play about an hour or so everday or every other day. If you have a cool wife, she wont mind if you get some gaming in. Just dont stay on there all day everyday and ignore your family.
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