My husband quit video games and didn't feel any withdrawal symptoms at all, but he was still playing D&D. I was surprised he was still going to dedicate himself to D&D because he's got a full plate with 12 step meetings almost every night and reading about addiction (plus a family). Events revealed he's also addicted to D&D and quitting that has been a nightmare. I just came back after 3 weeks at my mother's. I was leaving him and then he went into 12 steps vowing to change.
Right now I'm trying to support him but feeling a pressure to tell him to play the game. I feel like he blames me - as if I'm an unfair mom who won't let him play. I don't want to tell him to play. I already have a child and another on the way... I don't want to be his mother. Ifeel like he wants me to tell him to play so that he can do it and isn't responsible for doing it. He's been pushing my buttons on this for a while now... or maybe I'm just reactive. Argh!