I love my Xbox 360 just as much as the next the next guy. Madden and Mass Effect have been known to suck the life out of me at times but you have to know when to say when. Telling your girl you don’t feel like going out and want to relax. Then getting into a heated multiplayer call of duty binge all night is not cool. It’s ok to play video games once in a while, but if you find yourself calling off of work to play World of Warcraft or the new StarCraft or Madden 12.  It’s time to think what is important to you.

  • Stop Playing house, it’s old school

These days in many ways relationships have come a long way. The woman is no longer the only one that should be washing every dishes, doing all the laundry and cooking.  Stop expecting women to be superheroes and clean up after yourselves.  You share everything else with her, you should share this too.

  • Selective responses to communication

You know what I mean fellas. You see her text, bbm, aim or email. You read it, determined its not important at the moment to respond. She might not say anything at first or at all. So when she blows up just one time you are taken aback but it was a build up. Do yourself a favor just respond. Even as much as saying ‘I’m busy right now, I will talk to you later’ would work.

  • Sorry because she said so

If you are only sorry because she said you are not sorry then you really are in fact not sorry.  Let her know that you are not sorry because you don’t understand what you did or thinks that you did. Communication is better than patronizing.

  • Telecast

Do your friends really need to know a play by of what you do with your girl? As a guy I do this all the time. I sometimes catch myself I sometimes don’t. To be fair though on the real your friends don’t need to know how much of a freak your girl is.

  • Loving your Phone more than her

Repeat after me; “my cell phone is not a real person. It is not my child. It does not need my constant attention. I have a girlfriend.”  You should not be having fights with your girlfriend over a phone. If it comes up then it means you are doing it too much.  Try turning it off or at least putting it on vibrate when you get home.  Check it once in a while if you can’t do a whole night with it off. When out this is not an option, it needs to be off. No texting.

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. SaintelDaily.com |AppleWatch101.com | NBA101.com