My progress since I gave up gaming.

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My progress since I gave up gaming.

 So I gave up gaming for over a year and during this time I began working more hours got more money bought a apartment with no morgage or any debt to pay its all my own money. But it feels so hollow. So I am independet now no more living with my parents and I must say its awful besides the fact that I have to pay more for the bills and do my own housekeeping the worse part is I am alone yes my parents and I did not have a good relationship it was more like I do not like you for who you are but I need to tolerate you because you are family. So it was lets say a little toxic but god it was still way better then now it made me feel alive lets be honest I liked it feels like a family at its worst parts but a family and that feels good.

  I miss that life alone is not very good in the end after I get out from work I go to a empty apartment not to a place that frustrated me and stressed me and yes enabled me to game. But now I do not even fell the need to game there is no reason and man I miss that it had its purpose because when I gammed I never felt as bad as I fell now.

  Thank you for listening to my rambling. 

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Thanks for sharing your

Thanks for sharing your update.

How long have you been on your own now?

It does take a while to get used to new situations. I don't think you are alone to feel that way. I hope that you will feel more at home soon. And if you don't, you can always make some changes to how you want to live. Maybe get a room-mate or move so that you are closer to family but still have your own space.

I wish you all the best for 2016.

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Sounds like you have gotten your finances in order, but have a big hole in your social life.

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You need to get more active socially.  What I did (and am doing) is increase contact with my family, call friends I haven't seen in a long time (because of my gaming), volunteer (teaching disabled people to ski), go to aerobics classes, go out dancing, and try to get past my fear of calling people I just met and proposing that we get together.

If you don't put enough effort into connecting with others, you will likely end up with cravings and more gaming.

At least that has been my pattern.

Good luck!

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Figuring out how to use a chat room

Is anybody who is online now reading this message?  I've never been in a chat room before.

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Hi Chris

Hi Chris

This is the forum, not a chat room!

Chat room is here: http://www.olganon.org/blastchat

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