My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship of 2 years, so we try to talk to each other as much as we can via Skype. What we do is we'll talk for a bit when he gets off of work (which is around 8-9pm). He leaves to go play video games with his cousin, and then he calls me whenever he's done (which used to be around 11pm-12am) so we can talk for the rest of the night and eventually fall asleep (yes, we sleep on Skype together). Lately he's been calling me later and later (12:30am - 2am) because he loses track of time very easily. And I've been getting frustrated with him calling me so late because that's the only time we get to talk to each other, but we'll only be able to talk for a couple minutes since he has to get up early for work. So one day, I've confronted him about it and we talked it through, he apologized, and I thought that would be the end of that. Wrong. He does this on and off every 3-5 months (he'll do it for a couple days until I say something, then he'll stop but slowly start doing it again after a few months and the cycle repeats). This month, I've just about had it. So I confronted him about it again and told him exactly how frustrated I was. He knows he's addicted. He's been addicted since he was 13 (he's now 23). And the reason why is because he plays games to escape the realities of his life. He's really unhappy with where he is right now and there's nothing he can do about it for another month. So, once again, we talked it out and came up with a plan. He'd call me at a specific time every night (12:30am), and he's been consistent for a few days. But last night, he didn't call at all, so I called him this morning to see if he was okay. He was fine so I just wished him a good day at work and hung up. I plan on talking to him about this tonight. I really want to help him through this, but I feel like I'm fighting a one-sided battle. And I'm tired of being upset and worried every night when he calls me late. What can I do?
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You talk to him every day after work.
Every. single. day.
Now why shouldn't he be allowed to do things he likes to do, besides catering to your need for attention
So he has a great relationship with his cousin...
So they spend time together doing something they both like...
AFTER having talked to you.
Sounds to me like you are the one with a boyfriend addiction problem.0