hmm I used to be a hard core gamer haha. But I quit gaming after I decided to do something else. Something unknown about me, I have game development (programming/testing) background. I cant deny that it's always a gamer dream to do something related to gaming, which explains why I choose speciality in game development. Once a gamer, will always be a gamer. =) #gamerforlife (Make a guess what kinda of games I actually love to play~ definitely not maple story lol. ) On serious note, In the past, there are little platforms for gamers to make income. Those who are paid are really rare, unless you're in s.kr, etc. It's easier if you are in a team too. However, with the up growing of e-sport, people started to build a career/income in it. And maybe you are not aware, this year, they made an announcement to give e-sport a trial & it may be included in future Olympic But back in reality, we all do need an income to survive. I do understand your frustration. Here is some checklist for you to go through: 1. What type of game is he playing? 2. Did he record his games? Keep a result of his performance? 3. Is he in any team or Did he sent his videos/result to any professional esports teams or sponsor?? 4. did he do anything to increase his presence/popularity in the game? why I ask so, is because sometime, opportunities must be seeked. It doesn't come naturally. If he has done the above, look at it again. Is it possible to improve? Is it possible to find a sponsor?? However I can't comment whether 2 year is a long or short period is because it is depending what type of games & its popularity. Popularity & the game potential are critical to sponsor(s) but as a couple, it is best to sit down & have a discussion on realistic timelines such by when, he should have a certain income coming in. And do remind to him gently, marriage is always about 2 people, it's a team work similar to gaming. Even if it is a solo game, you need to be on form to play/perform well, this applies to relationship too. and if his game performance is not outstanding, do not discourage him but let him knows that he should at least try to build an income to support this gaming dream of his. in this way, it is easier to preserve on, and fighting to achieve what he has in mind for both of you (Idealistic & realistic) wish you both all the best & hope to hear something good from you.