It's 10 pm. Do you know where you and your loved ones are? Here is a collection of experiences from those who live / have lived with an obsessive MMOG gamer and from those who have lived the experience of obsessive MMOG gaming.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

"my husband has been addicted to star wars galaxies since september of 2003. we had a baby ... and i thought that would change things but it hasnt. im really at my wits end. i tried to see if he could limit playing to twice during the week and one day on the weekends, which he agreed to (he assured me i overexaggerate his time spent playing) until he realized that took away a lot more time than he was willing to away from the game, so that lasteed one week. most recently ive been keeping a log of his hours playing (yesterday he played for 8 hours, and thats just when i was around, i try to stay out of the house a lot when he plays a lot) so i can show him how much he really does play. when hes not playing it seems hes checking the message boards about the game and posting about it. i hate being jilted for an online game and we fight about this on average once a week....he doesnt seem to care that we fight so much about it, or that i end up in tears over it regularly, he says its just his hobby and i have to live with it. is this resonating with anyone? also, i am a stay at home mom so i get lonely a lot and would like attention from him in the evenings when hes home from work. no dice though, he says he needs to unwind from work by playing his game. its driving me crazy!!"

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

its amazing... if i were to let my wife post a message on this site I know that your story would be exactley what she would write, word for word... well that was before, oh and change eq2 to world of warcraft. its an addiction, just like any drugee or alcoholic. I didnt think so at first, but it is. But ive given up as of 2 months ago. It just sad that there are still so many people like this. -- ad.saint@hotmail.com

Mar 8, 2006, 10:49:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG you have got to be kidding!?!
If you are looking for sympathy you are pathetic! You thought you could change him and you were wrong! You said it yourself "my husband has been addicted to swg since sep 2003." then you go on to say that "YOU THOUGHT HE WOULD CHANGE BECAUSE...you would be having a baby?!??!...Typical uneducated whitetrash thinking...thinks she can have her baby and the guy will change because of it. I HAVE NEWS...YOU CANT CHANGE HIM. Nor is it your right to think he should change for you. WTF? You knew he liked to play online. You were the one who erroneously assumed that if you had a baby he would change??? WHY?
A baby to a guy is a pain in the ass. They dont do anything...cant communicate...stink etc. SWG gives him everything he wants. Do what every broad in your position always does...divorce him...take half his money then find some other sucker who you can get knocked up by, try to change, fail, restart...by then you'll be what you always wanted to be...A HIP MOMMA.

Dec 12, 2006, 8:47:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's horrible the kind of tone the other posters have taken, as if it were your fault that he is the way he is.

The truth is, if he is playing 8 hours a day, then it has gone far beyond a "hobby" or a way to relax after work. It's an addiction.

It's just like any other addiction, it doesn't stop for wives, babies, or arguments. And just like an addiction, you may need professional help.

But before that just make sure you understand that it isn't your fault, like some people here seem to think. And you also need to understand that he may not be able to stop this. In case that happens, make sure you have a support network - family, friends, in place in case you have to do what's best for you and your child.

Sep 9, 2008, 5:00:00 PM

 

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