I'm so glad I found OLGA These stories are inspiring and validate my feelings. I feel like I'm going crazy with no where to turn. I've been married to him for 15 years and we've had a pretty good relationship...I've always liked and loved my husband. I've known about his weaknesses...he likes to drink a little too much, flirt a little too much and we've had some internet "chat" problems. But I stuck it out because I married him.
We both have nice families and we get along with all of the them. Work has been hard these last 2 years and we had our own business that was successful and then with the economy things slowed down alot. Business dried up and he got into internet real estate...this was the first mistake. I got a job outside the house but uh hasn't been out of the house in the last 18 months, he filed for unemployment and thinks that's his income. But this Evony is a toxic poison that has spread into my home. He has been playing Evony since April 2009 and its getting worse. He also works from home and is on the internet all day & night. He started playing the game as a "distraction" but now he has Evony up all day and all night. He has no life.
He won't leave the computer for more than a few hours and it's the first thing he does in the morning and the last thing he does at night. We don't have any kind of a marriage anymore. He thinks because he's in the same room with me that we''re sharing time together. No no no!!! We don't talk to each other, we haven't had any intimacy in months and when I try to talk to him about limiting his time on the game, he gets angry and then he punishes me by staying on longer! I feel that he'd rather be online than spend any time with me and he pretty much has made it clear that it's true.
He has a new 'social network' and these 'friends' are more important that me. He actually thinks I'm the one with the problem because I want his attention. He's collecting unemployment and hasn't tried to even find a job. I don't know what to do but if something doesn't change, it's a deal breaker and I'm not living my life waiting for him to finish that game.
I don't want to leave but I'm so lonesome and stressed about our emotional and financial life. He has no real life anymore and I'm really at the end of my patience. I basically live alone. He ignores me when I ask him a question (even about eating), he ignores me when I cry, he ignores me all the time. The emotional and financial stress is wearing me down. Anything good about my husband has disappeared into the bowels of Evony.