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Addiction to gaming
Hi, my 22 year old stepson is totally addicted to playing computer games and is now either playing all day and all night or sleeping in his chair in front of his computer. He left school 6 years ago and has only had 4 part time/casual jobs, he has really spent more time and effort avoiding work than actually doing any. He does not keep the room clean in fact he just dumps his rubbish on the floor, he has no respect for us, our house or himself. We just wish he would get up go out and get a job and a life.
We have spoken to him “very calmly” on many occasions about what he is missing in life and he hints that he will change but then just carries on in the same way.
He has absolutely nothing apart from his computer, no friends, no money, no car, no job, no interests, no nice clothes, NO NOTHING.
This way of life is having effect on our health and lifestyle, we are really at the end of our tether as the saying goes.
One of the issues is that he is my wife’s youngest of 4 boys and she does still stand up for and protect him at times, she still cooks for him, fetches his plates to put in the dishwasher, does some of his washing and has been paying off his debts of over £4,000 in the last 2 years.
This is a very serious post, does anyone have similar experience and what did you do ?
We can’t seem to get any professional help as he does not see there is a problem.
Thanks for reading.
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