My wife refuses to do anything else on the computer apart from playing Sims 3 and Second Life. We have been married for 9 years and I know that she has been playing the Sims from its inception many years back in her teen years and started on Second Life about 4 years ago. She hangs out with a particular guy in Second life. This made me curious since it is an online game and I know that she is interacting with a real person. She spends a lot of time with this character and I am jealous. I told her to stop. Am I being stupid? Can she actually cheat in the game or should I leave her alone?
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Great point Abby. I really don't want to hurt her feelings, I just want her to stop playing the game. I told her to stop but I know that she still plays when I am not around. I believe you, the game has captured her emotions.
Thanks for sharing. I do appreciate my wife's hobbies and I have never interfered with her gaming before until now. Since 3 weeks ago, if left alone, she will play all night and for at least 8 hours in the day. Its really bad and we have young kids.
Thanks Colleen. She does not know the man but it hurts to see her get so excited about spending time with him. I think I'll take her out more and stay with the kids sometimes so she can go out with her friends. Hope this will get her back to reality.
I like Collen's answer except for "avid reader" thing. Avid reading can be a part of more enriched/more whole life when people find ways to be clever/efficient with use of waking/sleep/waiting/commuting hours (etc.). :)