I'm new here. Just joined. I'm 54 and play online games for fun and to escape. I have a chronic illness and so a lot of the things I used to so are out now. So I began playing more and more. This game is a mmrp and play on an iPad and offers in app purchases. So I began purchasing. To the point I came into financial crisis huge debt. Issues with my wife and more. So came clean to my wife about the extent of the financial issues. In process of climbing out of the hole. She already hated the game. Now so much more reason. So to try to salvage the relationship I promised to quit. Easier said than done. So got caught out in still playing and hiding. After all what can it hurt? I quit playing during the time we spend together. Started doing other things with her etc. So what that I sneak in playing at night when I should be sleeping. I'm now sleeping in the spare room so it isn't interfering with her sleep. Oh wait. My illness is made worse with lack of sleep. And my wife has told me this is the final straw. So I really want that? Is that my choice. No. No it isn't. While the game provides some fun and escapism from some of the bad in my life and there are even people in the game that are real and I truly consider them friends. But this is an addiction and I need to get away from it. I have also realised something else. I would still spend $ on this stupid game. So that's another reason to get away from it. Come to terms with I'm an addict and I need help.
I play online games. I am an addict.