Could one video game destroy more than five years of marriage?My wife and I have been married a little more than five and a half years. In those years, we've read many marriage books together that have helped us in different areas of our marriage.
Some of the books we've read are Cinderella Meets the Caveman, Two Becoming One, and we've started Sacred Marriage, but haven't finished it yet.
On Sunday, January 10, 2010, I rented New Super Mario Bros. Wii with the hopes that it would be a game that my wife and I would play together, and enjoy.
In five and a half years of marriage, I don't believe there has ever been a week of our marriage, where we have called each other so many names with yelling/screaming involved, as we did during the last week while playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii!
Playing through the game, our conversations started off like, "Oh, that's pretty cool!" and "Good job!", then quickly dissolved into, "I can't believe you did that!" or even, yes, the dreaded, "I hate you!"
While we were playing the game, I wondered what marriage counselors would think if they watched us play.
Now, I will say our "name calling/yelling" were game involved, and we never went to sleep angry at each other, or had a day where we were holding grudges at each other.
We would be frustrated with the game and each other, but we stuck with it.
With teamwork, we were able to complete the main portion of the game just yesterday, Sunday, January 11, and we have already started going back to collect all the star coins in the game, to unlock the other levels.
While we were playing some during the week, I decided I would test out my new video capturing device.
My wife knew I was capturing our game play, what she didn't know was that I used my cell phone recorder to record our conversations, while we were playing the game.
The video below is of my wife and I playing through World 6, Level 3.
I was playing as Mario and she was playing as Luigi.
Did anybody else experience this with either a wife/girlfriend, husband/boyfriend, or even just friends in general while playing through New Super Mario Bros. Wii? How do you think a marriage counselor would react if they watched a married couple playing this game?
I would love to hear others' stories from their experience with the game!