Lubbock Woman’s Husband is Addicted to Video Games
We get letters...this is our first "Fri-dilemma".
"Hi Lance. my name is Melissa, and I listen to your show every morning. We love the music here. I don't know if this is the kind of question you normally get, but I'm having a problem. My husband and I have been married for 5 years and I love him dearly. However not long ago we acquired a PlayStation 4 from a friend. We had never had video games in our house, but now that's all he seems to do all day is play online and play games. When I get home he's already in front of the TV with the controller in his hand and never moves. He has forgotten all about the things we used to do, like cooking together and spending time. I think I'm losing him to the video game, is there anyway that I could tell him that I wish he would stop? I don't know what to do, because I love him and really think I need help but I think that the PlayStation is turning me into a third wheel.
Wow. This is a challenge. I joked that she just needs to hide the power cord to the game, but that could cause more issues than she already has. This is an addiction that does grip many people around the world. It's textbook co-dependency, and obviously Melissa doesn't want this to end her marriage, because she does love the guy...
Do you have any suggestions for Melissa? We hate to see Sonic the Hedgehog break up a marriage.