My particular problem seems a little different from everyone else but I’m hoping that some people on here have some similarities and can help.
I was never hooked onto games like MMORPGs or even gaming with my friends, instead I preferred to dive into strong narrative games, adventure games and RPGs at first, my worst addictions or most beloved games would be those in the Dark Souls series recently, the last game I bought was Persona 5 which is incredibly narrative, however I dislike online only play.
I recently quit again I think it’s been more than 5 times total so far and I’ve not gamed or watched any gaming videos for more than 10 days, after all the withdrawal I began watching some shows on Amazon since I had more time, the trouble is I just binged this morning and stayed in bed and had the same suicidal feelings and thoughts as before, I feel unhinged and drained.
I also know for a fact that if I quit the TV shows the next problem will be fiction books which I can pretty much binge read also. So its gaming, TV and books that I can’t read.
So the problem to me seems almost too large.
It gets stranger when I think about the games that other people find addictive are the same ones that I can play without playing to excess. I would probably get bored way to quickly of most MMORPGs and usually after the initial binge I simply stop playing.
When it comes to competitive games online such as shooters I can probably control my urges to play for too long.
There are definitely TV shows, books and games that I can pick up and put down but there are also ones that I can’t, strong narrative seems to be the key.
Does anyone else out the associate with this and what did you do in the end?