I'm new to this site-but am so happy I found it. My ex-boyfriend made me feel I was crazy and bad for telling him he was a video game addict. But the truth is-he is! This site has helped me realize how far in denial he is. I had two major wake up calls. The first- I went into him while he was playing and told him I was upset and very lonely. He told me "you need to get a hobby." and continued to play video games. He never said another word to me about it. The second was during a argument he screamed at me "I am so sick of you, my family all my friends telling me I play to much video games!" I said to him "You sound like a drug addict! It's everyone's fault but your own!" He just doesnt seem to get it. He plays excessively- to the point he suffers from major migraine headaches every single weekend, has horrble muscle pains in his thighs and horrible acne all up his legs, butt and back. And he has convinced himself none of things are BC he games! DId I mention he is 34 years old?!? I even spoke to one of his childhood best friends after the break up and he to is concerned that now that he will be living by himself he is going to move further and deeper into addiction. This is a man who would take his entire week's paid vacation and stay-in his pajamas for a entire week playing video games and eating delivery! In the summer I would actually go into his room and ask him if he wanted to go for ice cram to lure him off the computer so I could spend some time with him! One time I was away for 5 days and came home to the house to cat litter stench and one of the cats actually pooped out of the litter box BC it was so full- and when I asked him about it-as he was playing video games- he said "I just didnt think about it!"
UGh- I could go on. We did break-up and he actually had the nerve to tell me he had been playing more video games as a symptom of being unhappy with us! I wanted to punch him! I'm just broken hearted- and frustrated- we were best friends for more than 15 years. I'm very angry and hurt-we had a really good thing and he throws everything away for video games. I guess I just need some support. Thanks!
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