How can you get someone to see they are addictied to the internet??

United States
April 18, 2010 4:13pm CST
My wife is almost always online and she just gets mad when I tell here I feel she is additied to the net. What is a good way to have her see what is goin on??
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
18 Apr 10
What does she do on the internet? You don't have to answer me but that is a good question to ask yourself. Maybe she feels she is justified in what she does online. I am an online money maker, and my husband works offline. When he gets home sometimes he feels I pay more attention to the internet then him, but he does know I earn here. I try to spend more time with him because I want to and because I know that he likes when I do. His biggest problem is me ignoring him though, do you feel ignored when your wife is online? let her know.
• United States
19 Apr 10
Hello cowgirl Thanks for the reponse but my wife only goes on ebay and craiglist and facebook I am a over the road truck driver I am not home for a week at a time and when I am she still cant get off that thing but you dare not say anything to her or she gets all upset. I wish she was making money on it I wish I could find some way to make money on here when I am on the road with my extra time. But when I am home I just like to spend my time with her and not the computer. thanks again
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
She is online a lot. Do not tell her what you think, ask her what she wants. What does she want from the internet? Try to see things from her point of view. If you truly want her to spend less time on the internet, you will have to develop in her a strong want, to be somewhere else doing something else. With Appreciation.
@lhsy2k (227)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Try taking her on a camping trip, no computers allowed. Then maybe when she sees that she is enjoying herself doing something that doesn't involve a computer she will realize that it's been consuming her life. Just be active with her, plan out of the house things to do together. Go fishing for the whole day, go to the beach, there is a plethora of possibilities.