As I sat on the couch scrolling through my phone, I couldn’t help but feel a little jealous.
My girlfriend, Sarah, was sitting next to me, fully absorbed in an online game with one of her colleagues.
She had been spending more and more time on the game lately, and I felt like I was being left out.
At first, I didn’t mind. I knew that Sarah was a gamer at heart and I enjoyed watching her play. But as the weeks went on, I noticed that she was playing the game more often, and for longer periods of time. She would come home from work and immediately start playing, only taking breaks to eat and go to the bathroom.
I tried to talk to Sarah about it, but she brushed me off. She told me that she was just having fun and that I was being overly possessive. But I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off. I didn’t like the idea of Sarah spending so much time with one of her colleagues, and I definitely didn’t like the thought of her ignoring me for a game.
One night, after Sarah had spent hours playing the game, I decided that I had had enough. I stormed into the living room and demanded that she quit her job. Sarah was shocked and outraged. She told me that I had no right to tell her what to do, and that she loved her job and her colleagues.
But I was determined. I couldn’t stand the thought of Sarah spending all of her time with someone else, and I was willing to do whatever it took to make her see that. I threatened to break up with her if she didn’t quit her job, and after a long and heated argument, Sarah reluctantly agreed.
The next day, Sarah handed in her resignation and I felt a sense of satisfaction. I had won the argument and Sarah was now mine again. But as the days went by, I realized that my victory came at a cost. Sarah was miserable without her job, and the spark that once made our relationship so special was now gone.
I knew that I had made a mistake, but it was too late to take it back. I had forced Sarah to give up the thing that she loved, and now we were both unhappy. I couldn’t help but wonder if our relationship would ever be the same again.