Tennis addiction treatment program

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  1. USOpenfan

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    I have an average paying job, great wife, amazing son, good relationship with all of my immediate family, and play guitar in a really terrible local band. That being said, I am a Tennis Addict in need of an intervention.

    My wife thinks I'm "too into it" if that makes any sense. I play tennis at the local court 3 times a week, I watch matches on Youtube or on Tennis channel every night and sometimes at work when I should be working. I sit and obsess about stats and also play Top Spin 4/Grand Slam Tennis 2 for the PS3 online way more than I should. I can't go one day without getting my "fix". Sometimes I find myself wanting to watch a match I've already seen rather than going out with the mrs. I guess it is as good of an obsession as you can get...at least I don't do drugs right? Anyone else an addict?
     
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  2. ATP100

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    Keep doing those things, she won't bother you much longer.
     
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    That was much funnier than the tennis widow comment I was going to make.
     
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  4. Sentinel

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    You should consult NSK/Bullzilla. Sure he'd be able to give you some real advice.
     
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  5. stringertom

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    Da Nile isn't just a river in Egypt...you seem beyond that stage of grappling with the demon!

    This thread could be great therapy for you...I suggest opening every poast with the salutation, "Hi, I'm USOpenfan and I'm an addict..."

    Perhaps, we can develop a customized multi-step program for you to fall back on in your weaker moments. To do so, please flesh out your ongoing battle with more specific episodes...like how hard is it for you to pass the local pro shop on paydays without dropping a couple of Benjamins when you're behind a month on the mortgage? That kind of detail will help!
     
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  6. Gecko

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    Post a picture of your wife and we will determine if you are doing the right thing:mrgreen:
     
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  7. Sentinel

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    My wife wishes I were more "into it", if that makes any sense.

    :D
     
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  8. stringertom

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    Sureshs claims you're not "into it" enough, no?
     
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  9. sureshs

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    Didn't you once say you were not married?
     
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  10. sureshs

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    Yes, sentinel is not into tennis at all - he just posts about it
     
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    On a serious note, there is nothing wrong with it. Being with the mrs is going to get boring after a while, and your son will leave the nest one day. Eventually, the time will come for you to depart to the great tennis court in the sky. Keeping these boundaries in mind, it is not surprising that we latch on to tennis to find meaning in a transient existence.
     
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    Did anyone say 'watch overweight WTA players non-stop for a day, while fantasizing about Svet Kuz in a bikini' yet? Cured.
     
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  13. SoBad

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    So you're into tennis, so what? Why do you think you need intervention? Have you tried stronger drinks?
     
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  14. USOpenfan

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    Thanks for this excellent response! I think that being obsessed with a quiet sport like tennis goes right along with my personality. I never want to bother anyone at work or on the court...probably stems back to trying to fit in at middle/high school and doing so by being the nice guy who agrees with everything everyone says. I keep telling my wife that if it weren't for me playing tennis I would probably get fat so that should buy me some more time before she gets too annoyed with me.
     
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  15. Tyler91

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    USO, it sounds like you've got it bad! I'm sure most of us married guys can relate. My advice would be to get your wife to join you on the court!!
     
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