"...At that time, I thought the time investment was becoming completely ridiculous and started to keep track of how much time was actually being spent at this idiotic game. Unfortunately, the reaction ( as surely all of you could guess!) wasn't surprise and agreement, but anger and defensivess. However, a few days later, he did say that he would only play every other day and not stay up til ridiculous times to do so. That lasted for about a week, though he has only been up until 1 or 2 am and not 3 or 4, he has been playing every day. I was not happy with the every other day thing, actually, thinking that was far too much, but wanted to be "reasonable", since he loves it so much. Like it matters a whit! Further, when he comes to bed at 1:30 am he says things like he thought I would be proud of him for not staying up late. As if I would be proud of him for only wasting 6 or 7 hours on this crap instead of 9 or 10 a day! I see how I am sounding, and that is one of the problems I am having with all this, and I am hoping that you all will have advice. We always had a wonderful relationship .... For 7 years now I have been telling everyone who will listen how fortunate I am, how much in love we are, how wonderful he treats me... and he has, too. I think his opinion of me, and mine of myself, is beginning to change as I try to defend our relationship from this all consuming beast. I have never been a nagger or anything, but we have started arguing for the first time ever over this. He seems to think I have suddenly had a complete personality change that, coincidentally, began when he became a junkie. It seems more likely to me that it has to do with him losing interest in anything not EQ related.... We used to do outdoor activities, read, and enjoyed going to brewpubs, working around the house, cooking, watching movies, just the usual stuff. Now, he gets up early and plays for an hour or two before work, almost every night when he gets home (we did go to a party on Saturday, but he tried to avoid it and stay home and play). Says it is the same as tv and that we actually talk more. Hah! I am completely at the end of my rope and don't even know what tack to take--- don't want to become a total witch, totally sick of wasting time looking at the back of his head. I want to be supportive but am so sick of hearing about EQ I could scream, and it is his only topic of conversation any more ....I've started doing a lot of things on my own and just leaving him home, but that doesn't seem like the best alternative, either...."