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Offline SarahMarie1987

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Re: Masking pain with gaming?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 02:30:52 pm »
Yes. I have used gaming as a mask to avoid feeling things. But sometimes to allow myself to feel brave too. Like when I play Metroid or something. Being able to control Samus Aran who can do bad-ass things makes me feel like a bad-ass too. Granted I am not going to hunt down Metroids on Zebes, but playing/controlling a character aligned to my gender makes me feel better about myself.
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Re: Masking pain with gaming?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2017, 02:50:01 pm »
I have been using gaming as a way to escape reality for a while and it is a very hard habit to break. especially with my tablet and the number of games i have on there. sometimes i delete all the games only to eventually find others within about a week.
since registering for this site i have found my focus shifted. hopefully this will continue.

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