Hi. I’ve been off games since Thursday evening. I’m not going to name them because I don’t want this to become about the games. They were empire-building games, so there’s a flow to them and always some action you can take. Always research to do and buildings to upgrade and other empires to burn so you can get more resources to do research and upgrade buildings. See the cycle?
Well, I didn’t. It took my husband thinking I’m cheating on him to bring me out of my stupor. We’ve had lots of arguments in the past few days since I deleted all the games. This morning, even though I knew the most recent game wasn’t on my phone anymore, I scrolled to where it used to be anyway. My body slumped when I saw it wasn’t there. And my husband believes now that even if I didn’t have an affair, I was emotionally cheating on him. I thought I just had a few OL friends. I didn’t think that was bad. I didn’t see my family suffering from it. And now I need to make it up to them. I’m going to need help.
Step 1: acknowledging there's a problem