In April, my SO left me for his gaming. This was the third break up and it is final because I will not have him back.
He had been "sober" from gaming for 6 months... I guess he could handle no more. His family was meddling and trying to draw him back into gaming as well. This all happened before the Pokemon Go craze, thank god, otherwise that would have ended things, I'm sure.
Anyway, I wanted to write to tell people that we are done for good. And I am so happy. I can't put into words what a relief it is to be away from him and his addiction. I don't have to wonder if I am being lied to, if he's going to relapse, if he's going to leave me. All those things have happened and I am so much better off.
And there are men/women out there who don't game and who won't treat you like you don't matter, like you're not important. You ARE important and you are infinitely more important than a game. There are people who won't lie to your face, try to manipulate you, abuse you emotionally or otherwise. I know because I am one of these people and I have now found another one; a man who doesn't game or play games.
It's hard to start over, but there are people out there who will respect you and your boundaries.