Day 90 - Success Story! Even with Anime Video Games! This streak was different, in that I was playing anime video games. Some say this is like playing with fire, or a porn substitute. So, I had to change my mindset as not to get easily triggered. I tried treating the NPC girls ethically like they were real people or players. The NPC girls were really cute & sweet. It even had a virtual dating mode. It felt like exposure therapy for all the real world rejections over the years. I'd roll my eyes when their responses & excuses sounded a bit too familiar. Mostly, I'd get flashbacks of the good times in my previous real world relationships. I find it interesting using video games as a form of therapy. I'm not saying this is the solution to PMO. Nor do I propose a life of escapism, and having virtual relationships with NPCs. But in the end, it would lead back to reflecting on real world relationships. Some related stuff I've been reading & listening to: Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World MMOs from the Inside Out: The History, Design, Fun, and Art of Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game MMOs from the Outside In: The Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games of Psychology, Law, Government, and Real Life Ethics and Video Games Podcast Looking forward to day 100!