Dear Spouse or Partner,
You are here because you feel powerless over your partner’s gaming and the negative impact it is having on you and your family. It feels like gaming has taken over your spouse or partner’s life and you’re just an after thought, if even that. Maybe you’ve said to yourself, “I don’t even recognize this person anymore.” Or have asked yourself, “Why don’t they realize they have a problem?” In addition to neglecting or ignoring you they might be doing the same with their parental and/or professional responsibilities, leaving everything falling squarely on your shoulders.
You’ve begged, you’ve pleaded, perhaps you’ve threatened to leave but so far nothing has worked. You feel trapped and alone but you’ve come to the right place. At Game Quitters we have a deep understanding of video game addiction as well as how it impacts families and relationships. We know the pain, frustration and hopelessness that goes with being in your situation but we are here to help.
If you have been seeing the following red flags for some time, it’s not just a phase. You are seeing athat is telling you something is wrong.
Being irritable or moody when they can’t play
Constantly needing to play more and more (“it’s never enough”)
Losing interest in other activities (e.g. sports, exercise)
Being deceptive (e.g. stealing money to buy things in game)
Jeopardizing school, work, and/or relationships (in order to game)
If you are reading this and realizing your spouse or partner is at-risk, then we are here to support you. There are specific steps you can take to prevent an even bigger problem.