I Have a Boyfriend With a Gambling Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    There Is A Way Out

    My name is Bob and i was a gambling addict for over 12 years.I lost a marriage,my house ,and my  self respect.I easily lost more than $300,000.My chest hurt with all the stress thta i was under.I had bill collectors consatntly harrassing me.I thought that i was going to die if...
    martianman martianman
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2011

    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he has since moved on from that. Although, lately I've been noticing his attitude changing, random numbers calling and texting his phone...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    Fighting And Losing Battle

    I first met my partner four years ago and. everything seemed fine until we got a place together. don't get me wrong I knew he liked to put on a bet but I didn't realize how much until we moved in together. I was all loved up and belieinved ev erything he said I very quickly got...
    Helen78 Helen78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2012

    I would like to share my story having a

    compulsive gambler exboyfriend. I know what most of the people would tell me but only a person who has been on this site of the mirror can undestand me and judje me. When i met my exboyfriend we fall in love from first look- he was and still is the love of my life. We met in an...
    kalli86 kalli86
    Jan 17, 2014

    My Boyfriend Has Gambling Addiction And I Dont Know What To Do

    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 5 years and at the beginning we had great relationship but roughly 3 years ago he came to me and said that before he met me, he had a big problems with betting on horses and promised me that he sort it out eveyrything and is ok. But...
    kasinda kasinda
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    I Love My Boyfriend But He Wont Accept His Problem

    I have been with my boyfriend for about 16 months. We fell in love very quickly and have always had a strong connection and understanding of each other. When we first started dating everything was perfect. He would take me to dinner, run me baths and write me poems.. treated me...
    shellbull shellbull
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2011

    Tired Of Trying

    I've been with my boyfriend about 8 months and it seems that his gambling problem has gotten worse. At first he would go once or twice a week but now it's every single day. He gets paid on a Friday and looses all his money that same night. He doesn't know how to control himself...
    Infamousalyss Infamousalyss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    Bf Gambling

    My bf is hard working and he takes care of me. I use to work full time but now he makes good money where dont have to work. I take care of the home. Every so often he goes or we go ti casino because he wants to and he loses 200 or more. He will stary with original amount set...
    luvhim82 luvhim82
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013

    My Boyfriend.. The Gambler

    I'm newer to this relationship, my previous serious relationship was so painful.. I was young and he was a cheater.. I was single for 3 years and really grew up.. Learned to manage money.. Save.. And really found myself.. Recently I started dating a man by the name of Matt. He is...
    Ashea0614 Ashea0614
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    My Boyfriend Has A Gambling Problem

    My boyfriend of ten years has a gambling problem playing the machines at the casino and bars. It started about 5 years ago and we have been living together for over 6 years and are renting to own a house from my parents. He has a good job and makes decent money and i also have a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 13, 2012

    I Have A Boyfriend Who Wont Get Help.

    My boyfriend is a compulsive gambler. In the past three years he has stolen tens of thousands of dollars from my bank account for online gambling...he has lied through our entire relationship...and this horrible addiction has ruined my life and his. I cant even believe I still...
    jayna12866 jayna12866
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    My Boyfriend Has A Gambling Probelm And I Just Found Out.

        I only started dating my boyfriend ten months ago but we formed a quick and strong connection. Three months ago he moved three hundred miles to sign a year long lease with me. Last night I found out he's been lying to me since the beginning of our relationship...
    cleoandia cleoandia
    22-25, F
    18 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    My boyfriend's gambling addiction is really

    putting a tear into our relationship. He has now been in Las Vegas for over a week now, and admitted to bringing $40k for gambling purposes. I did not have the strength to ask him if he has lost all of that $40k. This is his 3rd time in the past 2 months going to Vegas. He...
    blazeee blazeee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    I have never been inside a betting shop

    for over 20 years but I lost my mortgage free home of 37 years owing to online slots. I have written a book about my experiences as a warning to others. 'A Mug's game: How Internet Gambling Ruined My Life' available on Amazon Kindle and paperback.
    NIKuk NIKuk
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    Boyfriend Who Has A Gambling Addiction

    I have been dating my boyfriend for the past 9 years. We started living together about 2 years ago. We have had some trust issues in the past where he has cheated and lied. This past year we haven't been communicating, only having sex once every 3 months, and he falls asleep on...
    Anon5432123 Anon5432123
    Nov 25, 2012

    He Doesnt Think He Has A Problem

    I have been with my boyfriend for over 5 years.. I love him a lot and I know that will never change as much as ive tried to walk away I cant. We have broken up 5-6 times in the last 5 years and its always because I resent his gambling. I have a 6 year old son, my priorities are...
    GivingUp2012 GivingUp2012
    1 Response Sep 20, 2012

    My Boyfriend Has A Gambling Problem Without Even Really Having The Money !__

    I gave a boyfriend that every other month takes my debit card and spends a few hu-ndred if that what i have in my account and goes to the Miccousukee to gamble on the slot machines. Thinking that he is going to win money but never does. He has admitted to the problem . But then...
    Elie22 Elie22
    22-25, F
    Mar 21, 2012

    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel.

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it hard to leave is that aside from the gambling, he's a really amazing guy. Honestly, I've been in good relationships and I've been in bad ones...
    evamestanza evamestanza
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    My Better Half Is Addicted To Gambling.

    Hi, My better half is very addicted to gambling. He hasn't worked in 2 years as well. We have 5 children together, and he will lie and make up stories as to where our money has gone. I work full time but he spends all of the money and I don't get to touch it. He had me cash...
    brynnberry brynnberry
    1 Response Jun 25, 2013

    I Have Boyfriend Who Is Gambler

    Me n my boyfriend living together for 5 yrs n he is sick gambler from last 3 yrs he always says i will be good but after 2 week or month he will be samw he thief my card n being as me transfer money from my account now i m fed up what should i do now n i don't trust him anymore...
    saj23 saj23
    22-25, F
    Feb 21, 2013

    Cant Go Back

    i met my bf a year ago and fell compleatly in love, more so than i ever had before, you know, real love. then about a month ago i found out that he had stole alot of money from different people to feed a gambling addiction. i had no idea and this had been going on before i even...
    katy100 katy100
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    Boyfriend Self Destructs Gambling Drug Addiction

    My boyfriend has a serious casino problem.. he is in debt with everyone has lost his car his electricity in his home hes cried to me about how bad his problem is and when he lost his car i drove him to the casino in the car he bought for me i thought it would be selfish to say no...
    shanteljalin shanteljalin
    1 Response Feb 24, 2012

    I'm A Writer For The Women's Magazines

    Hello there. My name is Faye. I'm a writer for the women's magazines in the UK. I am looking for someone whose partner has a gambling problem to do a feature for one of the magazines. It would be a sensitively written piece about the obstacles you have faced and how you have...
    FayeCaters FayeCaters
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2013

    Ok so I've been best friends

    for 5 years and almost 3 years together. His been battling with his gambling for years. He never thought it was an issue until it started to affect our relationship. I know his really trying hard for me and our family. He finally confessed he has a gambling problem and always...
    Tara322 Tara322
    31-35, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    I Don't Know What To Do..

    I've been with him for 7 mos now, i moved in as early as 3 mos in the relationship. at first everything was too good to be true. and it was indeed too good to be true . i never thought that he had serious problem because he have his own apartment, pay his own bills, good position...
    starfish07 starfish07
    1 Response Aug 2, 2012

    Want 2 Help Gambler Stop Gambling

    Have a hubby who is gambling money on football. Today he bet £100 but now knows he done wrong and wants to quit. How can I help?
    Gsof2 Gsof2
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2013


    i need to stop gambling but i dont know how, it has wasted my life in a way that i have never imagined..i really need someone to talk to about this someone who will not judge me but try to understand me..the problem is that i dont even understand my self right now i feel like i...
    pdng pdng
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2011

    So Many Lies So Much Deceit, What's Real?

    My husband has a gambling problem. It's just getting worse, well as far as I know. We moved to this new town eight yrs ago and thats when this gambling monster reared its ugly head. My husband is a good man and a good father not so much a good husband but hes ok. He has his...
    QueenH QueenH
    1 Response Jan 17, 2011

    Hi everyone. Can u guys tell me your opinion

    about this please? My bf playing online betting (football) We used to go together and put some money just for fun. It was never more than £2. But than when footbal was in TV he started to be more nervous, reckless, we went somewhere together but he have must be in home before...
    nikolka nikolka
    22-25, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    Bf Gambling

    My bf is hard working and he takes care of me. I use to work full time but now he makes good money where dont have to work. I take care of the home. Every so often he goes or we go ti casino because he wants to and he loses 200 or more. He will stary with original amount set...
    luvhim82 luvhim82
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013

    My Husband Is a "Compulsibe Gambler"

    My husband is a compulsive gambler. I have tried everything but he only cares about his work and his gambling. I live in a countrie where isn't a lot of support for this problem. He has spent soooo much money at casinos that our debts are huges. It is such a sad situation...
    Sylvita Sylvita
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    My Boyfriend Has A Gambling Problem. What Should I Do?

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 11 years. In September of 2012 we had a child and bought a house. He was recently cut from full time to part time due to lack of work at his place of employment, therefor we have been very tight on money. We received our taxes and...
    Doets Doets
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    My boyfriend have an adiction

    for online gambling! Since he have an iphone this is easy for him to acces his web site! Last years he lost 4000$ ( + 500$ of my credit card and 1500$ on his mom credit card) and, by the help of his mother and father, he finally close alll his account!!! But then, 1 year later...
    fishandship fishandship
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    Enough Is Enough

    I have been with a gambling addict for 5 years. I have loved, supported and done everything in my power to build a life for us but its just breaking my heart and my soul. He owes almost 100k to various things and people. He is secretive about everything and luckily I only found...
    Lynnla Lynnla
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2013

    Give Up?

    I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years. He moved in with me until we got in a huge fight about his gambling. He moved out and shortly later we worked some issues out and thought it was pointless to pay rent when he could be helping me. He moved back in and things are no...
    ppa2 ppa2
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    Can I Ever Trust Him Again?

    Iv only been with my boyfriend a year but in that year we totally fell for each other, we moved into a rented house and everything was perfect. However he has a gambling problem, which he now admits, however I dont think he realises just how bad. He has spent thousands of my...
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    I don't know what to do.

    .. I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and until 2 days ago I had no idea he was a compulsive gambler. He is a really lovely person who treats me right and looks after me in a way that every man should, yet he lied and kept this from me even though we were financially...
    randomrach363 randomrach363
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2014
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