Re: Addicted to MUDD
Watching TV together is no more of a bonding experience than playing games together, really. It's about doing things together and sharing that experience. I would argue that games can be an even more interactive experience, and there are plenty of co-op and social games out there.
But it sounds like you are not sharing in anything, and maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like this may be your escape from everything... including him. Lots of guy friends in your online game there, too, eh? Not surprised. Not healthy.
Given your strong personal feelings and emotional attachment, and your history with this game, my advice to him would be not to tolerate your behavior. It isn't healthy... certainly not for your relationship, and probably not for you, either (as much as you probably don't want to let it go).
He is basically asking for your time, and you are showing no interest in a shared activity, blowing him off, and playing your game by yourself. I have had this happen to me and it sucks. It slowly destroyed our relationship and ultimately she had an affair. Every night was her staring at her f*ing phone. I get angry just thinking about it.
A lot of single player games can be paused or quicksaved, as mentioned previously. Many problems arise from games that require activity at a given time/place and/or do not allow you to stop on demand (e.g. MMOs). This forces you to make choices which are based around your game, and often, the game will win at the expense of anyone/anything that's real in your life.
I'm a life-long gamer. I get it... but seriously, your tone screams that even you know this is a problem. So stop playing, or at least play less, and... I don't know... spend some time with your husband? TV, co-op video games, maybe sex? Or just play your MUDD every chance you get, collect your online kibbles, and reap the RL consequences.