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Posted by: Shoes | 2010/07/09

Married to an Internet Game

Hi there,

My husband sits and plays an internet game for most of the day. We have a company together and work from home. The recession bit us hard and we had to downscale a lot. He said he is no longer going to work hard as he did not get anywhere before the recession hit. When I try to talk to him about it, he tells me at least he is not sitting in the bars all day. There is a chat site on this game and they talk about sex amongst other things....

Yesterday I was loading the truck, not a job for a lady. Today his " job"  was to take our son to school and buy electricity for the house from the Municipality. Is that work?!?

This is my second marriage and I don''t want my boys to grow up without a father, should I just let the phase go by?

Thank you

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Expert ImageCyberShrink

Well, YOU may work from home, but it doesn't sound as though He works from home, or anywhere else. Or who pays him to play games all day ?
And its a feeble and odd game if it includes a chat room where they chat about sex- that sounds more like a bad habit than a game.
What makes you think this is a "phase" rather than a habit ? What makes you think it will fade away some time ? And if he is so wrapped up in his games and chats - how much of a father is he for the boys ? Its not that kids need a biological male siotting somewhere in the house, but rather a good role model who shows them most of the best things a man can be. Is he fit for that job ?
Could you persuade him to join you in some marriage counselling ?

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/07/09

Well, YOU may work from home, but it doesn't sound as though He works from home, or anywhere else. Or who pays him to play games all day ?
And its a feeble and odd game if it includes a chat room where they chat about sex- that sounds more like a bad habit than a game.
What makes you think this is a "phase" rather than a habit ? What makes you think it will fade away some time ? And if he is so wrapped up in his games and chats - how much of a father is he for the boys ? Its not that kids need a biological male siotting somewhere in the house, but rather a good role model who shows them most of the best things a man can be. Is he fit for that job ?
Could you persuade him to join you in some marriage counselling ?

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