Reader Asks What To Do About Her Fiance's Game Addiction

Lady Christian asks: _About a month ago my fiance got addicted to a computer game World of Warcraft (WoW), and now I get no time with him. He used to be all about being a family, but now he will spend hours on that game. One night it was for 11 hours and last night it was 8 hours. He is on night shifts so I understand him having to staying up all night on his days off. Still, I'm so lonely!

I've told him how I feel repeatedly, but he thinks I'm being stupid and is mad that I'm hurt. I don't know what to do! I love him so much. But I'm also tired of being lonely and doing everything all the time while he is sitting at the computer. What should I do? I'm so confused right now. His sister and her husband play too, so he keeps telling me I need to play so I won't be so "pissy". Well, I don't want to play. I want to spend time with him, but he just doesn't get that. Help!_

I've got a lengthy answer to Lady Christian's question about game addiction, and what she can do to reconnect with her partner, so I've written a corresponding article about it: [Game Addiction Advice](

If you have been or are addicted to gaming in any form, or if you've been in Lady Christian's situation, please post and let us know what worked, and what didn't in your situation, along with any other advice on the topic that you'd like to share.


  • Gamer Widow: Dedicated to supporting the partners of folks who have a game addiction.* Strangers in Paradise: Information about a documentary by Canadian-based journalism TV show The Fifth estate that focuses on a couple who is consumed by game addiction issues.
  • Online Gamers Anonymous

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