"...its really funny there is this ... because i was being convinced by my boyfriend (the EQ addict) that the game was only a problem because I was making it a problem. it is nice as well as disturbing that i am not the only one in this position. he was previously addicted and threw his life away about 2 years ago and only quite because i left him. well, needless to say, we are back together and he is playing it again. we have agreed on conditions of him playing the game, and he has abided by these conditions so far. i think i would be typing pages and pages if i was to explain the whole story. but i guess all of you know the routine of arguing with an EQ addict. like i said, we have agreed on terms of his playing, but i always have it in the back of my head that he is breaking those terms. and it makes me feel rediculous and like a mother that we had to make these terms and i have to "watch" to make sure he is following them. he says that only him and his friends play together and they only talk to each other, but is that really possible? ... im almost to the point where i feel like i shouldnt be with him because i will never be an EQ addict and i will never really be into RPG's. am i crazy????"