Spending money on their games

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Spending money on their games

Hi Everyone.  I'm a new member here and my story is the same as many of you.  I am an off and on gaming widow.  I know that some of these games charge a monthly fee for players, but I didn't know they also have stores where you can buy "gear" for actual money.  Not until I took a closer look at our account and saw quite a bit of money missing. For the life of me I cannot understand what would possess a person to spend money on imaginary things. You might as well withdraw the cash and set it on fire. I am furious.We do not have the money to be buying cartoon crap.   Of course I have to walk on eggshells when it comes to that stupid game. Has anyone else dealt with this? 

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Welcome siouxzilla

Welcome siouxzilla

I guess the short answer is they do it because it makes them feel good

My son spent all his savings to rent a place to live out of the home because we would not allow him to game in the home. What a waste indeed. He could/would not get a job to sustain himself either. Addicts just play for today with no thought of the future.

Some of the spouses that come here have had to take financial control because of this very reason.

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Thanks for the reply.  Yes I

Thanks for the reply.  Yes I definitely can see why they would need to take control.  It's so bizarre. As terrible as it sounds, at least with drugs or alcohol, they are actually spending money on something tangible. 

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In the gamer's mind, it is

In the gamer's mind, it is justified. They aren't out in the bars, they are sitting at home. People can justify anything they want to do. If I want an extra cookie, I can find a way to justify it, even if it isn't on my healthy eating plan. If I want my 15th purse, I can justify that too. My gaming spouse will say he earns his money, so he can spend "a little" of it. When a "little" equals $600, he just says "oops". I think you have to protect yourself. I now have a side account I toss money in to. I am going back to school so I can do something more flexible in my career, as I am burned out. Then I am divorcing my spouse and he can be free to pursue his WoW mistress full time without me around. 

I think that is the best advice I can give; save $100, open a secret savings account, and put money away. Don't ever tell him about that money. He cannot be trusted. 

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