How do Online Games affect Relationships?

Do you like online games? Are you spending your entire day playing computer/mobile games? Do you prefer to play all day rather than socializing with the people around you? Yes? Then this article is for you.

 

In today’s time, gaming is one way to bond with friends. Kids usually spend their weekend playing virtually with their friends instead of meeting them face-to-face. And for adults, gaming is their get-away-from-reality time to de-stress from work.

 

But online games are not only for fun, some people actually earn money from this. Professional gamers usually enter local and international tournaments that offer a huge amount of prize money.

 

But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to know the effects of too much gaming to not just romantic relationships but also relationships between you, your friends, and your family.

 

 Keeps You Away from Reality and Responsibilities

 
Keeps You Away from Reality and Responsibilities

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Imagine, you can get away from stress and responsibilities with just playing online games. Sounds fun, right? It’s an ultimate escape! But did you even think about your family or partner who shouldered your responsibilities while you’re playing and enjoying yourself?

 

Too much online games can blind you with the fact that you’re an adult who needs to work your a** off to provide the needs of your family, to invest for your future, and to help your parents.

 

Yes, it’s fun for you but did you even ask the people around you if they are having fun too?

 

You’re Not Living Your Life

 
You’re Not Living Your Life

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Yes, you won! You’ve leveled up into your game just like what you wanted. But after the game, you looked at the window and it’s already dark. Congratulations, you’ve wasted another day.

 

Instead of bonding with your family, helping with chores, cooking meals, and be a responsible human, you decided to play the entire day.

 

Correct me if I’m wrong. I am not against online gaming, I am surrounded by people who love to play games so I understand the excitement of gaming. I also know that there is no pause for these games and so to life. So better choose which world will you live.

 

Waste of Money

 
Waste of Money

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Did you know that gaming addiction exists? Gaming disorder” is classified as a disease under Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviors alongside Gambling disorder.

 

If you can afford to buy skins and items then go, no one is stopping you. But if you are on a tight budget and still decided to buy for your own sake, then there’s a problem.

 

If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. And as an adult with a family, (I hope) you know what’s wrong and what’s right.

 

Many relationships have ended because of too much of anything. There’s no problem with gaming as long as you know your limits.

 

Balance is the key, you can still play games while being a responsible adult. Know your priorities first and improve yourself before improving your character.

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.

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