Previously my husband admitted he had an addiction to gaming and joined the UK version of Olganon. He wouldn't work, I'd barely see him, he wouldn't socialise and all he would do is game. He stayed clear of gaming for about 1.5 years and all was well.
We've gone through 4 miscarriages and now he's started gaming again. He bought a PlayStation without my knowing and said he needed a holiday for a week. As I started miscarrying, he had to pick me up and so he admitted he had started gaming again. He said he only had 8 - 9 games he wanted to play and then he'd get rid of the PlayStation.
He is a very kind and loving man. He will take part in chores, cook etc. We have dinner every night together but he will spend all the hours on his game if I let him. He will have a week off between games but when he is not gaming, he's on Reddit. He is obsessed with screens. He's on them for work, TV, Reddit, football/formula 1 and gaming. He says it's lockdown and there's nothing else to do.
He said he's not an addict anymore and can control the gaming. He doesn't speak to anyone online and in every other way he's the perfect husband. Yet, I'm sleeping in another room because I'm so heartbroken after our conversation today where he said he is happy with his life - he offered me Friday nights and Saturday days as our time and then he'll game on all the other nights. I feel that after his business and gaming I come very far down the list.
We are in marriage counselling but the therapist doesn't understand the destructive nature of gaming and told me it's my negativity about games that's the problem.
I don't think I can go through all of this again. He thinks it's because I'm insecure we're fighting and my inability to communicate that is the issue. He cannot see his gaming as an illness.
Am I overreacting?