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Mikeb

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Sorry about the heading, it's a bit missleading.
It would be better named:

"Pathological Computer Addiction"

Hello, I have been playing games for such along time now it's as if games are all I know to do.  I let it destroy my education, my social life and possibly my family's relationship with eachother.  I'm 19 years old now and have only had 2 jobs one was panphlet boy and the other i worked at the cinemas, that lasted 1year.  Education from Grades 4-6, I was seriously into a game called Final Fantasy VII, this is pretty much where it all began.  So for those 3 years I'd miss alot of school never do homework or assignments and to top it off I was very shy, but still some very kind people made friends with me. So from there i was playing games with my friends instead of by myself or with my brother.  Grades 7-10,  a new school,  so now i think i was playing a game called Ultima Online (I think this was mentioned in the Computer Addiction is ruining my relationship) I played this game with 2 of my friends and it was very addicting, I wouldn't sleep on the weekeds so i could play more, I would come to school late so i could play more and when i finished school... well you get the ghist.  Although my effort was very poor towards my education i manage to do ok with maths, I was doing my homework getting high marks on tests but still no assignments. This stop in later years.  Grade 9 I played a game called "go" then a little after i started playing Counterstrike, and i'm sure most of you have heard even played this one.  I played it for 2 years and this is where i lost my best friend due to it but i didn't know it was because of the games.  I probably lost all my friends due to my computer addiction but no proof there.  So somehow i passed  grade 10 with over 60 absences that year.  Grade 11-12 I started well no days off for half a year, but my grades were very poor.  I left that college and went to a different one, lower class college and somehow managed to pass even though I was barely at school(usually playing Counterstrike) and now I'm 19, have no job, I'm studying Japanese at 2 nights a week(no effort) and i sit at home playing Final Fantasy XI for the majority of the week.  

Sorry I told you my whole Computer Addiction story and was a bit emotional while writing.  

I'm a computer addict, I've just come to terms with that and now i wish to rid myself of this problem because it has/is ruining my life.

I'll try to help people understand the "Computer Addict"  but I'm also wishing for some kind of help too.  So ask  any question and i hope to help your dilemma.

Thankyou.

(Edited by Mikeb 6/14/2005 at 12:06 AM).
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 11:58 PM on June 13, 2005 | IP
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Posts: 301 | Posted: 07:30 AM on June 14, 2005 | IP
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Where do you get all your money? I mean at 19 who is paying all your dues?

Go cold turkey. Don't play games from now on. Dump your games out, your gaming history, and rebuild your life. You seem like an intelligent person, and there are better things you can do with your time then living in an escapist anti-reality. Take a timer-- limit yourself to less time every day until you are only doing like 1-2 hours of it a day.

Find something to do. What do you like to do other than sleep/play games/eat? Pursue that joy.

Go back to college and make an effort there.

But more than anything, anything, visit a therapist. THERAPISTS CAN HELP YOU. Therapists can get you past this addiction.

Hope it works out.

Pallim
 


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