TIPS FOR DEALING WITH PEOPLE WITH FANTASY FOOTBALL ADDICTION
1. People with chronic fantasy football addiction seem unreliable (we can’t count on ourselves). When feeling better we promise things (and mean it); when in serious fantasy football addiction, we may not even show up.
2. An action or situation may result in fantasy football addiction several hours later, or even the next day. Delayed fantasy football addiction is confusing to people who have never experienced it.
3. Fantasy football addiction can inhibit listening and other communication skills. It’s like having someone shouting at you, or trying to talk with a fire alarm going off in the room. The effect of fantasy football addiction on the mind can seem like attention deficit disorder. So you may have to repeat a request, or write things down for a person with chronic fantay football addiction. Don’t take it personally, or think that they are stupid.
4. The senses can overload while in fantasy football addiction. For example, noises that wouldn’t normally bother you, seem too much.
5. Patience may seem short. We can’t wait in a long line; can’t wait for a long drawn out conversation.
6. Don’t always ask “how are you” unless you are genuinely prepared to listen it just points attention inward.
7.Fantasy football addiction can sometimes trigger psychological disabilities (usually very temporary). When in fantasy football addiction, a small task, like hanging out the laundry, can seem like a huge wall, too high to climb over. An hour later the same job may be quite OK. It is sane to be depressed occasionally when you hurt.
8.Fantasy football addiction can come on fairly quickly and unexpectedly. Fantasy football addiction sometimes abates after a short rest. Fantasy football addicted people appear to arrive and fade unpredictably to others.
9. Knowing where a PC is, such as a couch, a bed, or comfortable chair, is as important as knowing where a bathroom is. A visit is much more enjoyable if the fantasy football addicted person knows there is a PC if needed. A person with chronic fantasy football addiction may not want to go anywhere that has no PC.
10. Small acts of kindness can seem like huge acts of mercy to a person in fantasy football addiction . Your offer of a pillow or a cup of tea can be a really big thing to a person who is feeling temporarily helpless in the face of encroaching fantasy football addiciton.
11. Not all fantasy football addiction is easy to locate or describe. Sometimes there is a body-wide feeling of
discomfort, with hard to describe fantasy football addiction in the entire back, or in both legs, but not in one particular spot you can point to. Our vocabulary for fantasy football addiction is very limited, compared to the body’s ability to feel varieties of discomfort.
12. We may not have a good “reason” for the fantasy football addiction. Medical science is still limited in its understanding of fantasy football addiction. Many people have fantasy football addiciton that is not yet classified by doctors as an officially recognized “disease”. That does not mean it is not real.