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11-28-2009 @ 4:30PM
You have kids and you didn't want to 'hurt the guild', please get priorities straight here... You knew what you should have done, but you couldn't because you are addicted to WoW sadly. You need to get your husband back in line and get your relationship straight. don't turn to gaming websites for vindication. PC games are entertainment, I don't see how things have gone so far off track, when did it stop being fun?This isn't about WoW, it's about a dysfunctional relationship. Let's draw a distinction between news and stories regarding World of Warcraft and watching the next car crash.
11-28-2009 @ 5:09PM
The truth must hurt :)
11-28-2009 @ 5:14PM
i completely agree with mr. Angry, and don't understand why his post was downrated.
11-28-2009 @ 5:25PM
Personally I downrated you because even though I agree with the gist of what you're saying (that this is not inherently about WoW and that both parties here needed to get some steel in their spines to save the marriage), ignoring that WoW can exacerbate situations like this is naive at best and engaging in the same kind of addiction mentality at worst.I have seen this kind of scenario play out over and over and over again over the span of 15+ years of gaming online in various forms, and I can tell you that while gaming doesn't *create* these problems, if there are existing problems in a relationship, they can be exacerbated by the kind of escapism online gaming encourages. And I sadly have personal experience with that, though cheating did not factor into it (thank Saurfang). If a couple has shitty communication skills and is not spending very much time together, WoW is only going to make that worse IMO, as it did in this case. Some introspection and self-awareness are helpful here.
11-28-2009 @ 5:38PM
I'll lastly like to add that taking relationship advice for those predisposed to sitting in front of a PC trying to ignore real life for as long as possible, is probably the worst advice anyone could wish for.Lady, just turn the WoW off, and get some marriage counseling.
11-28-2009 @ 5:46PM
As sad as it is, I think Mr. Angry hit it right on the nail.
11-29-2009 @ 4:27PM
The thing I take issue here is saying that the questioner is "addicted to WoW" because they didn't stop the game as soon as the problem started. That may be the case, but that also may NOT be the case.I'm sorry, but once you start playing with other people, it's natural to worry about them. And sometimes that ends up being a problem- but it's not because you're addicted to WoW, it's because you worry about other people too much. Plus, you can end up with a very close-knit group of friends you met online- they are no less real than your "real life" friends.That said, I personally recommend definitely taking a break (temporary or permanent) from WoW because it *does* exacerbate issues like this. Any close friends you've made in the guild- get their other contact info (the woman in question EXCLUDED of course), and keep in touch that way. Don't feel like you're tethered to WoW to keep in touch with people you have grown close to (other officers, etc). And if you leaving really will be bad for the guild, well, like I said before, there IS a point where you have to be able to pull back and just worry about yourselves. They'll get over it, but the marriage might not if the effort isn't put in.
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