A A Well.. me and my boyfriend both play an online game; Maple Story. I used to play it a lot more than I do now, and I remember playing it all day long some days, but I don't do that anymore. I might have been a little addicted with it a year or so ago, but now I play it maybe 4-6 hours a week. So that's not so bad. Some weeks not at all. I don't have much a desire to anymore. It eats up all your real money if you let it (and I have let it before..I really regret wasting so much money on things that aren't even real).
A A But..my boyfriend. He started playing it a year or so before I started, and he still plays it now. It's gotten worse since he got laid off from work (not his fault). When he worked he'd only play it around an hour a day, if at all, and then play it a lot more when he was off work. But now he plays it all night. I don't know how much he plays while I'm at work, but I know he's playing. When I'm off work he stays on for hours. If I say anything to him about it, like that I want to spend some time with him, or ask him to go somewhere with me, he gets mad at me. He says that I 'never let him do anything,' like I'm a tyrant that never lets him do anything he wants to do, or he'll say he's only been on like an hour, when in reality it's been 5 or 6 hours. He also accuses me of not wanting him to play because I'm jealous. To be honest I am jealous! I have no reason NOT to be. He's had a 'girlfriend' in the game before, why wouldn't he again? He spends more time talking to those people in game than he does to me. He spends more time with them than he does with me. So of course I'm going to be jealous of the people who are getting my boyfriend's attention every night.
A A He gets mad that I want to spend time with him if he's playing.
A I'm not entirely sure if he's addicted or not though; he has cycles..where he'll play constantly for several months, then he'll not play much at all for a few months. Do addicts take that long of breaks? It seems so much like he's addicted when he's playing, but then when a break rolls around it's like he could care less about the game. That's why I'm not sure..
A A A A A A A A A A A A Here's to hoping the next break comes soon.....
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