1. The excruciating length of time between seasons, which when they finally come on include only 10 episodes.
Can they not just adopt the Pretty Little Liars method, wherein they make 500 episodes then split the season in two and punctuate it with holiday specials so the show is on for essentially the entire year?
2. The sheer amount of reading involved.
Even if you're not a book fan, you're going to be spending a healthy chunk of time analyzing theories on Reddit (Varys is totally a merman), or at the very least reading recaps on Monday morning because you just couldn't quite figure out who that one dude was. And don't forget the cast and creator interviews, either! You have got to know what Emilia Clarke thought of that penis scene.
3. Arguing with your friends over who gets to host the viewing party this week.
It's my turn to order fast food, damn it!
4. Spoilers everywhere.
You always do your best to watch it every Sunday at 9 p.m., but if for some reason you can't, R'hllor help you make it to Monday without finding out that [spoiler] killed [spoiler] in the [spoiler] with [spoiler].
5. Trying to reign it in when you're talking to a casual viewer and they get a fact wrong.
Correcting your hairdresser about Jon Snow's relationship to Daenerys Targaryen is really not necessary, especially when she's got scissors in her hand.
6. But still being That Person all the time anyway.
"Well actually, that random guy in the yellow cape that Sandor Clegane killed in 'The Broken Man' was probably Lemoncloak, so it did kind of seem like they were going to bring out Lady Stoneheart for a minute there."
7. The overwhelming desire to own a direwolf.
Or at least a dog that looks like one.
8. Getting mad at your real dog for refusing to bark when you say, "Dracarys."
It's really not that hard, Ser Derp.
9. The knowledge that your favorite character can die at any time, and probably will.
R.I.P., Margaery Tyrell. You were too good for this world.
10. If you're a book reader, the confusion that comes with trying to keep up with what's happened on the show but not in the books and vice versa.
This must be what it feels like to be the Three-Eyed Raven.
11. The inability to decide which character you want to be for Halloween.
Arya would be easiest, but that Melisandre necklace is pretty cool, though maybe if I got a blonde wig I could pass for Brienne of Tarth?
12. Bankruptcy, from buying all the merchandise.
You don't need to know why I need the Game of Thrones editions of both Monopoly and Risk, you just need to know that I need them.
13. Anxiety about the Winds of Winter release date.
Tell your boss to expect that you'll need a week off surrounding the holy day, and you will not be reachable via email, phone, or raven in that time period so don't even try it.
14. Listening to the soundtrack on a loop, forever.
"Light of the Seven" is your life now. Just accept it.
15. The fact that almost everyone on the show is extremely attractive, even when they're evil.
Did I have a sex dream about Littlefinger last night? Am I kind of attracted to Tywin Lannister? Is Ramsay Bolton...gwapo? Help me, Maiden.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.