I have mentioned before that my husband started playing this game to play with me. And for the past 5 and a half years (or so) we’ve mostly done that. However, over the last few months, my attention has drifted away. I’m spending more time zoning out and not interacting with people (in general) and that leads to some issues in certain relationship areas. As I’ve hinted before, I am having some medication issues that I feel like I’m finally resolving but I still tend to zone out at the first opportunity.
Tuesday night, Husband sat me down and said “Look, I feel like we’re not doing anything together”. And I had to stop and think about that. It’s true. I’ve been coming home and zoning out over TV shows and pet battles and other ‘single player’ aspects of WoW. When honestly, all I want to do is play with my husband.
We spent a good deal of time talking and I’ve determined that I need to set some other goals. Like actually DOING LFR with the husband, running heroics with the husband, doing dailies with the husband. And getting out of Azeroth with the husband. (At this second, he’s sitting, facing me, playing with Twitter on his cell phone. I kinda hate that cell phone!)
I think that, while a break isn’t entirely called for, I need to step back and make dinner. And eat it at a table, not at our computer desks. And not at TV trays. But at a table, facing each other. Because despite my emotional distance to everything, I don’t want to lose the person I care about most in this world over my zoning out. It’s not worth it.
And falling into complacency is the fastest way to ruin something. I need to remember that.