Quit WoW Addiction, Win at Life.

From a Wife

I am not a gamer. I tried but it just wasn't for me. The only reason I even tried was to connect with my husband. Video games have been a part of our lives for about ten years but it never affected us like it has over the past two years or so. WOW was an issue but now XBOX360 is worse. Our son died in 2003 at 4 years old. Recovery from that loss has been work for all of us. My husband has obvious signs of depression and plays games for hours everyday. Even after a game of playing I can't get him to spend time with me in the evenings. He has to play or he acts as if something is missing from his day. If our son plays games and I am on the computer he has no access. He then goes to bed. He doesn't see it at all. His life is crumbling around him and he has no idea what is coming. He hasn't worked steady for about a year and we are losing our home. When we have to move I will be moving without him. I won't take this with me to a new place. To top it off, my son is learning that this is normal behavior. I am at a loss. My friends say, "well at least he doesn't drink or do drugs." Sure, but just because he is in my house and sober does not make him emotionally or physically available. I miss my husband. I wish he felt better about himself, his future and our marriage. I never thought anyone would choose a video game over me.

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