Gaming is destroying my life.

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Gaming is destroying my life.

Hello guys, first of all my English is not that good, and I apologize for it.

I'm going to try to make this a short story, in the pass I was a very athletic guy, always doing exercise with my buddy's at the gym and going to the beach... Had a crazy social life with a lot of "fake" friends you know... Party's stuff like that.

I moved to Canada, because I was born here and decided to go on this adventure since I was away from home for a long time. So yes I and my wife went on this adventure.

Everything ok, we rented a house we both got a job, we bought a car, first month's always going on adventures and enjoying life.

Then I started playing a mmorpg (Metin2) and I got addicted to it, playing at my work, playing hours of it when I was at home with my wife, without giving her attention or getting interested to go out and do other things, I was investing a lot of my time in this game, started to reflect at my job, letting things behind, lack of memory on real world things, because I was always thinking about the game. I had problems at my work I didn't know if it was my fault because I was too much addicted into gamming and I was thinking I can handle this stress and still have time to play. Started to spend real money in this game always 100$ per weak. My wife was really upset about all this, I was so addicted the first I do when I get at home is turning on my pc and play. She found out I was speeding money in the games. I lost like 22pounds (10kg) feeling depressed without any motivation to do what so ever.

My wife confronted me telling all this money and time I was spending, I could save the money for savings and have more free time with her...

I'm not playing the game for like 1 week, my job my social life, my health it's all messed up.

I don't have energy feeling tired always, I don't know what's going on.

Sorry about this I just want a peaceful life.

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You have to simply stop, and

You have to simply stop, and you should feel better after a while. You ofcourse will go through some withdraws for a few weeks or so: wanting to play the game, sometimes not feeling good, low energy, which you are already going through. You cant give up and you cant give in! dont let your brain be the boss, you be the boss of your brain. You can do it! I suggest going to meetings which help alot. When you talk about it then it makes it easier to just get away from and remember why playing video games is destructive to people who cant control themselves. I wish you the best on your recovery buddy.

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” ~ Bruce Lee

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Hi man, We all go through

Hi man,

We all go through the same process, more or less. The first days and weeks are very tough and you will face extreme urges to go back to gaming, but you have to resist, think about the life you want and pull through. Yes, real life is hard, but it also offers real rewards. Always remember that you can't undo the past, so it's no use beating yourself up over wasted time, money or opportunities. There's a bright future at the end of the tunnel, just keep walking through the darkness and you'll eventually make it to the light.

Also, come to meeting, they help a lot.

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Hi Online Brain, I totally

Hi Online Brain, I totally relate with the struggles of attempting to stop. Especially the pains of withdrawal that come in immediately following an attempt to stop gaming. This is a normal and natural result of our minds realising they must produce dopamine on their own, rather than rely on the ocean of endorphine and dopamine that gaming artificially induces in them.

It does stop, despite how nasty the headaches are, the lack of sleep, and general irritability is.

At this point in time I suggest taking as much time to sleep as you can, your body is a bit shot at this point and needs time to recuperate. Take the time to communicate with members of the program and to keep your physical needs met, we will help you stay away from games. However, it is much easier to stay away from gaming when you have people to communicate with rather than doing it alone.

Take care of yourself.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me to be realistic about the challenge I'm facing and to take good care of myself. If you need help PM me! I will gladly offer you whatever aid I can.

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Thank you guys, reading your

Thank you guys, reading your comments realy helps, feels like I'm not alone in this.

I didn't think playing a online game could change my life and my actions with others...

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