My husband is addicted to games

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TheGamerzWife
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My husband is addicted to games

Hello everyone.

This is my first time here. I am here because my husband is addicted to gaming. We struggle as a family for money because he lacks the desire or ambition to find a decend job. He has no outlook for the future. All "free" time is spent on MMO games. It doesn't help to eliminate one game, because he finds another. I'm not sure what to do. He sees the issue when things get extreme (like spending money we barely have so pay rent on video games). However, he always goes right back to the games full force. He never fully stops.

We've been married for almost a year. I have a 5 year old daughter who he loves like his own. He doesn't stay on the game all the time, but it is very excessive. For example, he will stop to eat dinner, but its right back on the game.

He hops from job to job when he will work. He won't focus on trying to better himself or support our family. He won't fix things around the house. It is left up to me to fix or beg and beg him to fix.

I know my situation doesn't seem as extreme as some of the others. However, I can't take this. I need to know how I can help rather than hinder. How can I help to open his eyes to see that there is a problem without him getting defensive.

He says he has not friends here. So being online is him being social. He also says he would be bored without video games. However, the issue is he would either be bored or being doing what he should be doing...

We don't have insurance, so it's not like I can get him professional help. I'm not really sure how to proceed with this. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thank you,

Tera