If your husband, wife or significant other is a video game addict you have come to the right place to find support and experience.
We are glad you found us !
If you take some time to read our stories you may be able to find peace, instead of being a part of the madness that gaming addiciton brings to our families. In this thread, there are several good links to threads that may help you understand your situation and options.
These forums record so many experiences of the loved ones of video game addicts, over the years; members who have had the courage to share their situations or offer support and a sense that we are not alone in our experience. A big "Thank you!" to all those people.
If you do not have so much time to search the forums, you can use the following selected threads to learn what you can do and start you on your journey to peace and sanity.
When you have a better understanding of the possible options, we would encourage you to make a plan for how you are going to tackle your situation; give it some time and consideration before you act. Here is an example of a plan (click here) Think of possible consequences. Get support.
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”. In this thread, find out what that means and how you can do it.
Understand and enforce boundaries in your relationship. Protect your space from unwelcome interactions.
Find out how the gamer's video game addiction negatively impacts on their children
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 !