I’m not sure what to expect on this thread, I just joined today and have just yesterday admitted to my gaming addiction. Last year was the first year that I actually felt it get out of hand.
I have been gaming on consoles for the better part of 20 years. Looking back on it I see it as time lost/opportunities missed. I would get home from school and run up to my room to play.
Now on my days off I would basically shut down my life and game until my fiance would come home from work not really realizing what I was doing.
Last year I delved into Game of Thrones Conquest that claims to be a free to play game. Turns out it was a money pit for me. The strive to be better than the other players nudges you in the direction of needing to spend to play. I would justify the purchase by saying “I’ll pay it off quick, no worries”. That feeling snowballed as I spiraled out of control. I hid these purchases from sight, I would ignore them and pay them and not look at the bill not thinking twice about who I was hurting (my family) or how damaging my purchasing really was.
This is rock bottom for me. I deleted the games and am seeking help. I have a strong motivation to stop and a strong desire to fix what I have broken and lost.