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.

Friday, August 26, 2005

"MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN PLAYING EVERQUEST FOR 4 YEARS ITS SO SO SAD SEEING HIM GETTING MORE LOST IN HTIS GAME. HE PLAYS ALL THE TIME WAKES EARLY TO PLAY AND STAYS UP LATE TO PLAY. ITS COME TO A POINT HE IS NOW BUYING STUFF FOR THE GAME WHICH HE SPENDS A LOT OF MONEY ON SO HE CAN GO TO A HIGHER LEVEL, HE SPENT $200 ON SOMETHING FOR THE GAME WHEN MY DAUGHTER NEED NEW CLOTHES.. HE NOW SLEEP ON THE COUCH SO HE CAN GET UP AND PLAY ANYTIME WITHOUT ME KNOWING AT ALL. THE GAME IS ALWAYS ON THE COMPUTER. I HATE THIS GAME IT HAS TAKEN MY HUSBAND AWAY FROM ME. WITH 3 KIDS WE HARDLY HAVE TIME TO OUR SELFS AS IT IS. I NEED HELP I FEEL SO ALONE IN THIS KNOW ONE UNDERSTANDS HOW BAD IT IS UNTILL YOUR IN IN YOURSELF. FAMILY TELLS ME ITS JUST A GAME, IN MY EYES IT HAD GONE BEYOND THAT. I WISH THERE WAS A GROUP TO TURN TO, OR SOME TOLL FREE NUMBER PEOPLE COULD CALL TO GET HELP THE DEALING WITH SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT ADDICTION TO EVER QUEST, THIS GAME BREAKS UP FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVERYDAY. I THIOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE GOING THRU THIS THANKS TO YOUR WEB SITE I KNOW I M NOT THE ONLY ONE ."

(I didn't put it in upper cases, this is how it arrived in the mailbox)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not going to get better on its own. You have to take action, or things will never change. There are really only two things you can do: leave him, or get rid of the game. Delete it, cut the internet service, throw the computer in the garbage, do whatever it takes -- make the game go away so that he can open his eyes and see that there's a family he's neglecting.

In the end, the only way that he'll stop playing is if he wants to. All you can do is try to make him see what he's doing to you and your children, and hope that he understands. If you can get him into professional counseling, do it. Once he realizes the effects of his actions and decides that he wants to change, things can begin get better. But this can never happen as long as he still has access to the game.

Aug 29, 2005, 12:11:00 AM

 
Blogger trout said...

Wow, Thank you:)

Sep 2, 2005, 8:32:00 AM

 

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