I've been married for four years to a widower who has three children, two of whom are older. We had a long-distance relationship before we were married so I didn't realize until it was too late that he has a screen addiction. For the first three years he spent a lot of time on his phone and watching TV. Then about a year ago he decided to start playing World of Warcraft again. This was a game that he used to play many years ago before we met. Watching TV and playing on his phone was already taking up a lot of his time, which left me managing the household and taking care of the kids by myself. Now he is really wrapped up in this game. He does work full-time but now he plays WoW as soon as he gets home, usually 3-6 hours a night. If we have nothing planned on the weekend he plays an average of 8-14 hours a day. I feel like a single parent. We watched a movie called Screenagers last week, about digital media and kids, and that made me face this addiction my husband has. I feel really depressed right now. Even my therapist said that to a certain extent I am helpless because I can't force my husband to stop playing. I am going to have my kids write a letter about how his screen addiction affects our lives and I am going to write a letter as well. Then we are going to read it to him out loud. But other than that I don't know what to do. I can't just stop doing things around the house and stop taking care of my kids and tell my husband to pick up the slack. Most of the time he refuses, or if he does pick up the slack it doesn't last long. The other night he refused to stop playing WoW in order to help our son get ready for a math test. The next day I ended up having to pay $100 for tutoring. I'm doing virtually everything! I'd like to work part-time but I don't have time, which is very frustrating. My graduate degree is going to be useless bc I haven't used it in so long. I don't want to get a divorce bc of our eleven-year-old son. But I don't know if I can keep living like this. How to cope? Easter is Sunday and I'm so upset I'm hardly getting anything done. I have a long list of things to do but I feel so hopeless and depressed.