Has a game ever helped you get over someone?

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#1 Posted by jgould_6 (59 posts) -
I recently had a mutual break up with my girlfriend. And I quickly dove into my Xbox and just wasted away playing as games as I could. I eventually got over her. Anyone else ever use games to forget something? Move on? Ease stress?
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#2 Posted by Soulreavercross (19890 posts) -
Games just like any other media or substance can be used as a coping mechanism or a break from reality. Same can be said about movies, porn, music, sex, alcohol, drugs etc.
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#3 Posted by jgould_6 (59 posts) -
Games just like any other media or substance can be used as a coping mechanism or a break from reality. Same can be said about movies, porn, music, sex, alcohol, drugs etc.Soulreavercross
Could not agree more
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#4 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

No, it has not. Games do help me escape and relax in general.

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#5 Posted by zype2 (200 posts) -
Games can have a good effect on staying busy during stressful times. What I like about gaming is I can take break from reality and still challenge myself. something I can't do watching a movie or reading a book.
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#6 Posted by jgould_6 (59 posts) -
Games can have a good effect on staying busy during stressful times. What I like about gaming is I can take break from reality and still challenge myself. something I can't do watching a movie or reading a book.zype2
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#7 Posted by NirdBerd (2113 posts) -

Games help me get over a lot of things, that's not why I play them though. But if something is bothering me I just drift away into the universe of any game I choose to help me with that. Games in their infinite entertainment and enjoyment make me go beyond getting over something and just simply not caring if I want it to.

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#8 Posted by jgould_6 (59 posts) -
And that's why games are another form of art. Is something you can throw yourself into. Like a movie a song or a even a painting.
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#9 Posted by zype2 (200 posts) -
And that's why games are another form of art. Is something you can throw yourself into. Like a movie a song or a even a painting. jgould_6
Games are a new form of art and entertainment which we will be remembered in history. In my mind, games throw in everything from traditional living room entertainment to a higher level. Instead of observing like a movie or book, you are actually involved. The ps3, 360, computers, phones, tablets, etc are only the early stages of history.
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#10 Posted by CBN16 (407 posts) -

I sort of hate saying this, but most of the time, I like the worlds in video games more than the real world. RPG's have always done the best job with this.

When I was younger, I would get bullied. Because of this, I played the game Bully so that I could put myself in the shoes of my bullies. The fighting in that game also got rid of some of my anger. This never made me violent, and it sort of made me learn how to absorb my mistreatment and ignore it. Looking back, I am really happy I had that game.

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#11 Posted by jgould_6 (59 posts) -

I sort of hate saying this, but most of the time, I like the worlds in video games more than the real world. RPG's have always done the best job with this.

When I was younger, I would get bullied. Because of this, I played the game Bully so that I could put myself in the shoes of my bullies. The fighting in that game also got rid of some of my anger. This never made me violent, and it sort of made me learn how to absorb my mistreatment and ignore it. Looking back, I am really happy I had that game.

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#12 Posted by rangegear (3029 posts) -

I would run people over on GTA. Especially someone who looked like my girlfriend :shock:;)

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#13 Posted by thedarklinglord (874 posts) -
It's all about distraction. Keep your mind busy and the heart can mend. The last thing you want to do is just sit around, especially by yourself, and let your mind fixate on what you lost, what you could've done differently, if you'll ever feel that way or find someone who feels that way about you ever again, if those feelings were even ever real or just lies you told yourself and each other, what the other person is doing, if they've already moved on... You'll drive yourself crazy and make yourself even more miserable doing that. But if you throw yourself into games - or any activity, really - and keep your hands busy and your mind active on other things, it's easier to get that emotional distance, to reach that point where you aren't thinking about the other person all the time and you don't miss them as much. Yeah, I've been there a few times.
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#14 Posted by Kaisfate (135 posts) -
if you are using videogames as a coping mechanism... you should probably re-evaluate your lifestyle because im sorry... it is -not- healthy. videogames are for entertainment purposes -only-. once you start to rely on them for emotional stability, you have crossed the line.
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#15 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -
No. It can distract but it's never helped me get over it. If anything I feel it's probably made me prolong my sorrow by not actually dealing with it. But I never get over that sort of stuff easily
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#16 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (3001 posts) -
Gaming is relaxation
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#17 Posted by MarcRecon (8101 posts) -

[QUOTE="Soulreavercross"]Games just like any other media or substance can be used as a coping mechanism or a break from reality. Same can be said about movies, porn, music, sex, alcohol, drugs etc.jgould_6
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Same