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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    So I really need to stop gambling, I had so many plans on what to do with my wages all with good intentions but yet again wasted it, mainly on online slot games once I'm down I...
    themarve themarve 22-25 Sep 1

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    I want to stop being sensors by EP just stop this is supposed to be a free exchange of ideas, stop censoring me
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M Sep 18

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    How I wish he wanted me as much as people I have never met.
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    I could use some help if anyone cares
    alphadecay alphadecay 31-35, F Sep 5

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    I'm using EP on my iPad, and the iOS app is no match for the full site. The site still forces me to open the App Store everyone I leave a page! I don't want the crappy app!
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    And to please me he has, but only AFTER they have done me. He loves to clean me up, so I just asked him IF he would consider getting it direct from the source. Told him how hot...
    canuckrider canuckrider 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I detest my audible hallucinations the ones that belittle and make me stay up until approx 0420, no doubt I'll be up longer because they have nothing better to do. I'm tired nay...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    We read with concern about the cancer danger faced when drinking bottled water made from certain chemicals. This explains a lot to me when I think back to how goldfish always seem...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M Sep 20

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    A 70+ guy.. I don't even know ^^^
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    I'm so thin! Turn me into a pile of fat!
    Jungybrungen Jungybrungen 26-30, M Sep 16

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    So my husband recently opened up to me about wanting to watch me be pleased by another man. At first I couldn't believe he was asking me this. I felt like he didn't love me of he...
    KuriousKatttt KuriousKatttt 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    All my life People call me a good person, they say that actions speak louder then words. They aren't aware of how close I am to the edge and how closer I get every day. I always...
    Emprosium Emprosium 18-21 Sep 1

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    1. My name is Lynette 2. I was born in South Africa 3. I lived in New Zealand for 6 years 4. I live in Perth, Western Australia 5. My favourite colour is green 6. I play the...
    lennyera lennyera 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I can't deal with this any longer. To see these young individuals subject themselves to the horror that is anorexia, well, quite frankly, makes my stomach churn. Anorexia is not a...
    MermaidCurry MermaidCurry 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I've never tried to call the crisis line ... But i'm wondering if it really helps to stop the suicide ?? Have any one here tried it ? What did they do to u on the phone? What can...
    oxoi oxoi 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I want a husband who is my best friend. I think the key to that is making friends first and giving it a lot of time.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I am just an average person but I want to make a difference. I have loads of ideas and ways to help so if you want it, you can have it. I have always believed that things happen...
    unsignedblogger unsignedblogger 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't like saying "oh no we're friends, or I like you as just a friend,"I would want my husband to be my friend first and let it turn into something more..
    jtia jtia 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    Well my cutting streak that was only happening because of people wanting me to stop and my family being around making me not cut is going to end today. Im kind of happy.... Or...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M Sep 5

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    I recently had a fight with a close friend and now she hates me and all the people I knew that knew here hate me now. I am often alone and now my friends who don't even know her...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s...
    answermyprayers answermyprayers 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    i'm addicted, i was off it for 4 months and feeling good about myself,but now iv'e relapsed,and i'm feeling miserable!! i ruined my life through gambling.i dont know what to do...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Sep 9

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    Part 1: A good friend of my husband and myself is a avid mountainbiker. A while ago he asked my husband and me to join him on his daily trip. My husband is not keen on cycling but...
    adventure12 adventure12 41-45, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Dear all, I need your advice. Yesterday something scary happened to me. I was in the theatre where we saw a great play and then there was a meeting with actors and the director and...
    Memonster Memonster 22-25 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm scared. I haven't told a single soul and I'm scared. It's been over a month now, I eat nothing all day then have a small meal for tea then make myself continuously sick. I...
    kadesxx kadesxx 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My husbands kids want to eat all day long. I know they are young and growing but every five minutes I hear I want nummies coming from a five yr old daughter and a two yr old little...
    hart1012 hart1012 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'd love to be able to stay at home with our boys. We'd definitely have to trim our budget and possibly move into a more affordable home if that was even a serious consideration...
    Wonderloon Wonderloon 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Gambling has wreck havoc on my life. It stems from my depression that i have been suffering from since i was ten. I turned to gambling very heavily after losing my house and...
    feelinalone feelinalone 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    A man was driving his car, when he saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that she needed help. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes and got out. He...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was married for 13 years to the man I believed would be with me forever. For the first 5 years, everything was good - I practically fell at his feet every single day out of my...
    kmdogmom kmdogmom 46-50, F Sep 13

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    I am Indonesian and 23 now. I just had a bad day AGAIN! Last Monday I just lost 4 million rupiah and it took all my savings as you know 4 million rupiah is considered a lot of...
    tommytirta tommytirta 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    God ,i can't stand him!He is such a loser!Never has a dime to his name,steals money from the kids,(we have 2 kids,12 and 16).I'am remarried,for five years now,and i can't get my...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really want this messaging to stop I'm tired of this every fan boy of me stop it
    kyile kyile 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't know what I want. People say go with your gut instinct or follow your heart. How the **** do you do that exactly? I have studies so many things certificate 3 in business...
    ElsieLavigne ElsieLavigne 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I laid there unconscious in my bathroom floor. I was slowly slipping away. My body grew cold, I struggled to scream but nothing would come out of my mouth. I could feel my blood...
    XxOutOfLovexX XxOutOfLovexX 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate being near with drunk people. I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I told him four months clean that I need to see that you can make this change. he said he can do it alone no help. Now he is concerned about his best friends wedding that is in...
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I have a co-worker who just lost his grandfather and I can't stop feeling bad for him.. He took off the rest of this week and I want to buy him flowers but I don't think guys...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't see why society rebels against this concept. I want my home and family well kept while my husband works. I feel it's important for a man's confidence to know that his...
    jessie0494 jessie0494 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I really do! He is PERFECT!!! and I am so in love with m