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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

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    My Husband Is A Cumpulvesive Gambler, Addicted To Keno...

    My husband and I have been together for 8 years, married for 2. A few years ago I noticed that he liked to go and play keno. We would even go play together some times. After a while, I could see that it was becoming more than just for fun every once in a while. He would go and...
    losinghim losinghim 26-30 6 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    I Hate Gambling, My Husband Is A Compulsive Gambler!

    I am 29 and I have been married for 7 yrs. We have one 7 yr old daughter. My husband seems to be a binge gambler he will do it about every 6 months.He is a airline pilot and is gone a lot on his over nights if a casino is close and he has time he plays black jack and he won't...
    Bnclassy Bnclassy 26-30 2 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Before We Married

    I knew he had a gambling problem. I knew a few weeks into us getting seriously involved. He was going to meetings and then he just stopped I think about a yr into it. I knew that someone will not just get "better" over nite and it will always be a problem. just like...
    sassee1 sassee1 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Gambling Is A Lie In Which We Believe.

    My diary charts the progression of my journey through the chasms of moral doubt, the quicksand of emotional instability and the labyrinth of rationalizations. And yet whatever insights I gleaned there is no guarantee that I will ever be “cured” from my compulsion. In truth...
    Tchoup51 Tchoup51 51-55 Dec 4, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Am Going To Loose Everything....

    My husband is gambling.  He has been for a while now.  We've been married for 12.5 years and have been together for 15.  When I met him he didn't really have a problem.  He bought a few lotto tickets on occasion but that is about it.  We worked hard...
    sadtiredmommy sadtiredmommy 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    My Husbands Gambling Help!

    ive been married for 6 years i have 3 lovely kids, i didnt know my husband was gambling till i had our son in 2003 it has tured our lifes up side down! i dont really know what to do to help him ive tryed to help but i cant do it anymore, we are in so much debt i got help to try...
    kerrik30 kerrik30 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    Gaining Help...

    GA meetings are the only way forward. I first attended one in 2006 and due to the fellowship haven't had a bet at all in over six years. I would also suggest following a twitter feed called @stopgam - it is new but sounds like a good idea (I'm following it) as it aims to build a...
    GamblingFeedback GamblingFeedback 31-35 Apr 6, 2012

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    I don't know what to do anymore. Last July I started talking to some guy. And we started going out in august. Things weren't that serious but we still dated. We broke it off bc...
    lonelygirl3011 lonelygirl3011 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't want people saying stuff like "don't do it" and blah blah. I don't want help. I just want to say something about what I'm feeling right now. I really don't want to live...
    dreamingofhappiness dreamingofhappiness 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Life doesn't seem to want to give me a break here lately. It's seemed to gradually get worse day by day. I'm probably more depressed now than I've ever been. I'm starting to lose...
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    If you are here I want to thank you for reading this and like many others I also want to get this off my chest and share my story with you. As a kid I always used to love to play...
    HimanshuTaneja HimanshuTaneja 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    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...
    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F 2 days ago

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