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10-17-2011 @ 6:10PM
You could also let her set up parental controls on your account. She can set up time limits or make it so you are only allowed to play a certain specified hours of the day (say you set up play dates on MWF from 6-8, she can make it so those are the only times you can even log in). That way she knows you won't go into the craziness of it all. Yes it sucks getting kicked out of wow when your time is up, but if you know you don't have the self control, it's a nice way to keep you straight.
10-17-2011 @ 7:59PM
Better idea: Play a game that has an end. Maybe a board game, or a card game. Maybe a platformer, or a co-op FPS. Make sure it ends though. The journey is more important than the destination, to be sure... but for the journey to mean something, you need to have that destination.
10-17-2011 @ 8:06PM
No no no no no. Your girlfriend is not your mother. You need to have the self-control to manage your time properly. If you can't, don't start playing again. Like Apathia said below, "A crackhead is still a crackhead if they are smoking just a little bit of crack, even if they are smoking it with someone they love"
10-17-2011 @ 10:58PM
I have been on the recieving end of this EXACT SAME SITUATION. Thankfully, it has had a good ending.We used parental controls for a while. But what PC are good for is a TEMPORARY measure to help you learn your own self control. Like with most addictions, the only real changes will come from inside, and as many recovered addicts will confirm, the easiest way to do that is to avoid the addiction - even the temptation - altogether. Your Girlfriend cannot and should not have to act in place of your mother or watchdog. She has the right to say no, she doesn't even want to try. Honestly, it was very very very hard to trust the Significant Other when he said that things were changed, that important life responsibilities wouldn't be neglected. He said that before (and meant it too! right up until something really important was ignored), but it is a burden of trust that, if there is even one slipup there's real and serious consequences not just to you but to the significant other too. You miss WoW, and that's real. You miss playing WoW with your girlfriend, and that's real too. But it sounds like its safer to pick something else, something short, something with a definite end, something that you can't easily go off and solo play without her, if that makes sense. Don't jeopardize the good thing you've got going. Even my "happy ending" was full of a crap load of heartbreak, frustration, and anguish along the way. Sometimes makes me wonder if it was worth it.
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