For the two months that my SO played WOW he became very addicted. He would get only two to four hours of sleep a night because he would come home from work and play until he fell asleep at the computer.
He barely knew I existed and many times had no idea that I was talking to him. I would bring him food and he would not eat it because he was too busy playing. He decided on his own to quit playing because he knew he was addicted.
Now his WOW friends are telling me that I am over exaggerating how much my SO played and telling me that he was never addicted.
They want him to play again, he does not want to play, and they are blaming me. WTF? Would you say it was an addiction? What would you do?
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I have played mmo/rpg games for over six years casually with my husband usually on rare nights after the kiddies are in bed. I have seen people get sucked into these games and it's insane and a bit sad how they don't see it themselves. Yes, your spouse sounded like he was addicted and he sounds like he is a smart guy to know this about himself. The thing is you're not going to sway his friends, mainly because they are narrow minded wanting him to play and wanting a person to blame if he doesn't, and because they themselves probably have some addiction to the game. A LOT of gamers do, and those of us that game casually get tired of those that "live" in these games w/o any perspective of the world going on outside.
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