I am not sanguine of discussing my private therapeutic practices, as I'm sure most people would not be. I have posted this thread to try to learn new techniques for dealing with protracted negative emotional states, however...so I'm sort of walking a fine line here. I'm not asking for sensitivity (I know better), but I would like to generally have a clinical air to the discussion, if it's not too much trouble.
I've often thought that certain types of games can be very therapeutic when one is dealing with deeply negative emotions in their life, but lately, I have not really had the tendency to click games on. It is hard to say, and I'm sure hard to read, but they simply remind me that I spent a very long time in my life sort of wrapped up in these imaginary adventures, when I could have been spending it with people. Particularly a certain person, whom I am no longer able to reliably contact, you might say. I'm trying not to be too forward about it.
Anyway, have you ever experienced a dilemma like that in gaming? You used the games before to deal with feelings of inadequacy that you had in your real life, in a harmless and controlled manner. But then, the games themselves began to make you feel inadequate, is basically the math here.
It's what, in the vernacular, we call a "sticky wicket." Any thoughts, guys?