Please Help - Im desperate!

Australia
June 8, 2007 2:03am CST
My boyfrien is addicted to WOW! It is tuining our relationship and has been for the past 12 months. i have even given him 'the ultimatem' and he couldnt choose so we come to 'agreements' he never sticks to. Please if you can explain to me why he is like this i would appreciate it so much! Or if youve been in the situation post too! Thanks :)
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@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 07
sorry, I might be the stupidest person on MyLot, but could you please explain to me what is the meaning of WOW?
• Australia
8 Jun 07
oh sorry it the game world of warcraft!
• Malaysia
25 Jul 07
I may not be the expert in that field but i think the best solution to this problem is definetely to keep him busy on something else. Hope that gives an idea hehe. Stay Cool :D
@Ryenjo (63)
• Brazil
17 Jun 07
Well, now you've discovered the problem with the MMORPGs. Im a player too, and ive know whats to be addicted to em. But i think you gotta explain to him that he is becoming very ill. Game's addiction is a disease, and has treatment for it.
@Abysia (27)
• United States
12 Jun 07
WoW is a very addicting and fun game, and your boyfriend has become addicted to it. I suggest not making him choose between you and the game. It's unfair, but maybe you could make your relationship more interesting or convince him to play less, instead of quitting altogether. Alternatively, you could join up with him and play together. He would surely enjoy that and the two of you could spend time together doing something he likes, which would also make him more inclined to do things that you like.
@BELMCstar (1343)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
I don't know what WOW is, but men do that sort of thing all the time. You ask them to do something specific, and they say that they will, but then change their minds. It is up to you if you can live with it like it is. Good luck.
• United States
8 Jun 07
Been there and I just started playing too. It helps that we live together and so we're sitting right next to eachother while we're playing. On the other hand, I'm a gaming geek myself, so it works for us. Does he have any other interests or hobbies (preferably NOT on the computer) that you could encourage? For instance, my BF loves to go four-wheeling, so we got a jeep and now we're out of the house nearly every weekend when it's warm.
• United States
8 Jun 07
If you can, I would suggest going away somewhere for a few days where he can't play WoW. Like quitting cold turkey, and maybe he'll see some of the things he's missing out on by playing WoW all the time. My husband plays WoW and sometimes it gets annoying that he plays so much, like when he's close to the next level, but he still makes time to spend with me. Ultimatem's don't work unless you really will leave. As far as him not sticking to agreements, the only thing I know to do is nag him about it. I know many women in a similar situation, and most of them just started playing too. Just curious, you don't say in your post how many hours he plays per day or week. Do you live with him? What's an example of one of your agreements?
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Jun 07
Well things like these happen in relationships and couples should meet halfway to be able to resolve their problem. I guess you will have to talk things with your boyfriend and iron things out before things comes to worst ; in your part you will have to meet with him half way and give him the understanding that he needs. Maybe this time he needs your support and undersatnding.