"Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating a Blog about Everquest addiction. I feel so alone because people don't believe that video game addiction is a real problem.
I'm seperated from my husband. He destroyed our marriage with Everquest. He lost his job and I had to support him and my baby boy. He refused to get a job and neglected his household chores. I was working 12 hour days, coming home and doing all the cooking and cleaning. He would spend all day on the computer and take caffeine pills to stay up all night. We couldn't make ends meet so I considered getting a second job, but my day job wouldn't let me. I had to kick him out of the house.
He knows nothing but his own needs. He ignores our son, works just enough to pay for his constant computer upgrades and has all but abandoned his family. What's even worse is that his mother and sister also play Everquest and they enable and even encourage his addiction. When I was in my second trimester, working full time and desperately in need of help around the house, he refused to lift a finger. I took on a second job while I was pregnant and he sat on his fat ass playing Everquest with his family. I contacted his mother and begged her to talk some sense into him or at least log off herself once in a while, but she refused.
He still contacts me and has the nerve to ask me for money. I don't see the difference between him and a barely functional alcoholic or narcotic drug addict. I've lost so many years of my life to support his addiction and since we share a son, I'm stuck with him the rest of my life. He has the nerve to try to get our son interested in video games. Over my dead body!"