Welcome spouses and significant others of video game addicts! In this post there are several good links to threads that may help you understand your situation and options.
These forums have so much experience of the loved ones of video game addicts from many years. If you take time to search them you may find wisdom that will help you. If you do not have so much time then use the following selected threads to understand what you can do and start you on your journey to peace and sanity.
You need to sign up for free membership to view most of them and then you will also be able to access the member only forums and post on the forums. We do this because we sometimes need a safe space from people who do not understand our problem and might give inappropriate comments or advice.
Our 'welcome advice' for spouses and significant others of video gaming addicts is here:
Your partner is a gaming addict. How to GET SUPPORT for YOU:
Learn how to look after yourself and deal with the video game addict in a healthy way:
Interventions: about communicating your concerns about their addiction to video games, to the addict
Stop your part in keeping the gaming addict in addiction (stop enabling them)
Start to “Detach with love”
Understand and enforce boundaries in your relationship
Find out the possible effects of their video game addiction on children in the family
Learn more about your addict’s gaming addiction and the best way to support them
Online affairs; are they as bad as cheating in real life?
When their online spending is out of control
Deciding to stay or leave the gamer
These threads are just the start. Keep coming back !