My husband is a gambler

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The Journey of a Gamblers Wife by Bella Sharma

Once a cherished daughter and loved sister, Bella Sharma marries to start a new life in Australia. Little she realises that one can never really know another person regardless of how many years you stay together. Shocked beyond belief to find that her husband is not only a liar but also a gambling addict, at first she tries to cure him of this addiction by helping him lead a normal life with love and understanding. But then circumstance change and events happen over which she has no control. Life was spinning uncontrollably and she has to make a decision...her daughters and her future or the love of a gambler and a cheat? Because life with him would undeniably land her on the streets sooner or later. This is one womans journey escaping family violence, emotional and mental abuse, stalking and harassment in the name of love.
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Beating the Odds: Overcoming Gambling Addiction

I need some advice. Yesterday I found out that my husband has spent all our savings (£) gambling and has been lying to me Read more on Netmums.
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Jane's story - My ex-husband never acknowledged that he had a gambling problem.

Mitch Reid has been a writer since He holds a fine arts degree in creative writing, but has a persistent interest in social psychology. He loves train travel, writing fiction, and leaping out of planes. His written work has appeared on sites such as Synonym. Approximately 2 million individuals in the U. As the spouse of a gambler, you should aim to protect your finances while directing your husband in the right direction.

Compulsive lying is one of the symptoms of compulsive or pathological gamblers. These gamblers are addicted to gambling, and lying becomes second nature to them. What are some of the common lies compulsive gamblers tell? Read on. Anyone who flat-out denies they have a gambling problem, despite evidence to the contrary, is either well on their way to full-blown gambling addiction or is already there. By the time someone is deep into gambling, their behavior becomes consistent and predictable.

I was catching up on the latest episode of my favorite podcast when my phone rang. It was my wife. When I answered the phone, I could tell she had been crying. Immediately, I thought she was in a car accident. Her gambling addiction sometimes affected how we paid our bills and contributed to savings, but this was the first time she had spent our entire mortgage payment. My sense of security was shattered that night — financially and emotionally.

What are the signs that your partner has a gambling addiction and what can you that if they'd been a better husband or wife, this never would have happened.
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Unlike substance misuse or sex addiction, it can be much easier to hide the signs of problem gambling from other people. This is particularly true now online gambling is so widely accessible and popular., Join in the conversation on Twitter and tell us what you would advise.

So… I am feeling quite uncomfortable about speaking about this. That's because more than 40 years after I found out about my ex-husband's gambling problem I still feel guilty. Financial difficulties are the obvious effect of a gambling problem but other issues can get tangled up with them:. All these years later that guilt still lurks beneath the surface just waiting to be scratched back to life. But, possibly, the most destructive effect on me long-term was that I lost the capacity to trust. We had a plan, and a budget.

I've been married for 11 years and have 3 beautiful children. My husband is a CG and I have tried everything to try and get him to stop. It has come to the stage where I have no more strength to fight and see no future. I love my husband and besides his CG and lies he is a great man. I feel as though I have no choice but to let him walk away as I cant cope with his CG. I have no idea how I am going to explain his absence to my kids or how I'm going to cope. Is separation the only option I have?!

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