First aid kit for spouses and significant others of video game addicts

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First aid kit for spouses and significant others of video game addicts

Welcome spouses and significant others of video game addicts! In this post there are several good links to threads that may help you understand your situation and options.

These forums have so much experience of the loved ones of video game addicts from many years. If you take time to search them you may find wisdom that will help you. If you do not have so much time then use the following selected threads to understand what you can do and start you on your journey to peace and sanity.

You need to sign up for free membership to view most of them and then you will also be able to access the member only forums and post on the forums. We do this because we sometimes need a safe space from people who do not understand our problem and might give inappropriate comments or advice.

Our 'welcome advice' for spouses and significant others of gaming addicts is here:

http://www.olganon.org/spouses_of_excessive_gamers

Your partner is a gaming addict. How to GET SUPPORT for YOU:

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/your-partner-gaming-addict-how-get

Learn how to look after yourself and deal with the addict in a healthy way:

Interventions: about communicating your concerns about their addiction to the addict

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/interventions-and-communication-sos

Stop your part in keeping them in addiction (stop enabling them)

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/about-enabling-spousessos-addicted

Start to “Detach with love

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/detachment-what-means-and-how-do-it

Understand and enforce boundaries in your relationship

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/boundaries-what-they-mean-and-how

Find out the possible effects of their addiction on children in the family

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/how-gaming-addiction-parent-can

Learn more about your addict’s gaming addiction

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/supporting-and-understanding-addict

Online affairs; are they as bad as cheating in real life?

http://www.olganon.org/forum/discussion-spousessignificant-others-olg-anon-members-only/members-experiences-and-attitudes

These threads are just the start. Keep coming back !

Information links

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Help for parents of addicts click here

Help for video game addicts click here

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