I'm in my first serious relationship, teach full time at the high school level, and consider myself a high level raider in World of Warcraft (high level meaning 5 raid nights a week, and two off nights, each night being 4+ hours of raiding in addition to any necessary time spent doing other things to prepare for raids). I value my job, my relationship, and I take playing WoW very seriously and am struggling to find a balance between the three. My girlfriend is very level headed and we talk through a lot of things, but she just cannot come to any reason as to why she should have to compete with my attention with something like WoW. I feel like there has to be a balance that can be struck and that we just have not found it yet, but I have absolutely no one that I know that a) raids WoW at a high level, b) has a successful relationship, and c) has a full time job.
No nookie tonight, my elf needs a helmet!
I try to avoid one-link posts where I don't add anything because I owe you more than that, but this is horribly, horribly depressing. World of Warcraft is an addiction - and not in a funny, ha-ha-oh-I'm-just-addicted-to-these-caramel-macchiatos sort of way. In the, an-intervention-wouldn't-be-out-of-place sort of way. I don't understand all the game-related lingo, but the meaning of it is pretty clear - this dude (and the dozens of enablers that tell him his girlfriend needs to just chill out) spends so much time on a video game that his real-life personal relationships are being threatened.