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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.

Offline Lady Love

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Re: Masking pain with gaming?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2018, 08:34:23 am »
Have you ever masked your own pain with gaming?
May be trans problems may be life problems but you mask your pain and feelings and bottle them up using games. I do, iv'e always used it as another world i can zone into and believe i'm inside and that nothing else exists but inside that space "I'm normal" and nothing can go wrong. It was today while i took my parents out to eat and was asked have you slept? And i realized i didn't remember....then i thought about it and it came to be i barely had any sleep for 2 days.
I don't mask I process? When i can't stop thinking I play games to distract my brain so my subconscious can adjust and think about things. I tend to think about thing way too hard, so thats what I used to do at least.

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