Hi, everyone! Would appreciate it, if anyone could give a piece of advice on the following situation. Opinions are also appreciated It's about my relations with my current GF and the future wife You see, I'm a gamer (no surprise since I post here, but still). By "gamer" I don't mean "maniac gamer". I normally play for just a couple of hours a day, maybe 4 in the weekend, when I really has nothing to do. I don't waste thousands of bucks on this, so my personal budget doesn't really SUFFER from this. As a result, I'm graduating from a good college this year and already have a very decent job by my country's standarts. I'm not bragging, just want to show I'm not some wierdo, gone mad during endless gaming nights. The only possibly odd thing about me loving games is that I tend to collect consoles, especially hendhelds. But again, it's not a room full of gaming stuff, all can be fit in a TV stand. And yet, my GF doesn't stand my hobby. Keeps saying it's "childish". As you might expect, the last game she saw was Doom, and the last game actually played - SMB on the NES.I tried my best to prove the opposite - showed complex RPGs, explained, how it worked, how modern games are made, how all this is a serious industry, expensive stuff for people who can affor it, offered to play a Wii or a DS together etc. All in vain. The problem is, an average gamer in my country is a teen of 12-13, playing some dumb shooter on his home PC, and gaming is still seen as a low-level entertainment for kids, not a serious industry. Of course, I love her and can just give up gaming. But there's one thing about it. I don't smoke, drink heavily, use drugs or go to see a football much with my pals every weekend. I'm a very family guy. So gaming is actually the only way for me to get rid of stress quickly and efficiently. I do have other hobbies, of course, but they don't give that much in terms of stress release. Now as we just date, it's not a real problem - "don't ask, don't tell". But we'll gonna get married in summer, and I really start to worry, as avery time she sees me with a gaming device, she gets upset. Of course, I can't just stick to a "shut up, woman!" stance, but I love her and don't want to. So... What would you do?