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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 know he won't do anything for me tomorrow for Valentine's Day/Wedding Anniversary. But talks about doing something big next weekend since he bought himself a new car today. I...
    drainedalltheJOY drainedalltheJOY 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    well I just want to say to all the inmate families and loved ones out there I know tomorrow for some people is a very hard day to face alone especially having ur significant other...
    hisriderforlife hisriderforlife 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I never wanted to be a girl growing up. I hated every aspect of it. I'm with someone who understands and loves me for who I am but I don't even know who I am. I don't hate being a...
    nnysspawn nnysspawn 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've recently been doing a lot of research on BPD because my husband has had a severe escalation of symptoms in the last two years...Some background, we've been together 9 years.We...
    concernedmother1 concernedmother1 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Name? TAMMY 2. Male or female? FEMALE 3. Were you named after someone ?IN THE 60'S...THERE USED TO BE MOVIES & SONGS ABOUT "TAMMY." SO THAT'S WHAT I WAS NAMED.:) 4. Does your...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    hmm ladies I have a question for yall how would you like to be spoken to? and what to be spoken to about? much thanks
    theblueone111 theblueone111 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I have been married 47yrs and my husband had an emotional affair 8yrs ago with his first girlfriend who he met on the Internet after 3 months apart and two years of repeatedly...
    BussyBoo BussyBoo 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    Hi I'm new to the group. I don't even know where to begin or how to even start. My emotions are all over the place. My husband has 8 long years(2024) and I don't know how to cope...
    lovinHim2015 lovinHim2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My name is Jake im a 27 single father. I fell in love with a girl. She was pregnant and all I wanted was to help her. She was a foster child with many emotional problems. I loved...
    Jjsdaddy Jjsdaddy 26-30 2 days ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 6 plus years. I was able to tolerate his family until after I had my 1st child. Been worse now that I'm with my second. His parents doesn't...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Nine years ago, my husband passed away, the aftermath of which, I went through a period of deep self-discovery. I was confused about who I was, where my life was going. Through...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Would anyone want to make me this fat. By funnel feeding me weight gain shakes every day and stuffing me
    theblueone111 theblueone111 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    i really want to commit suicide. i have 200 000$ gambling debt and the only person i care about just broke my heart and left me. I wonder if anyone has good experience with anti...
    annonymousssss annonymousssss 70+, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    LOST ... need help plz, I'm ashamed and I hate seeing him hurt. We have been married for 8 faithful years. I have been unhappy with him for awhile. He has had 7 knee surgerys in 3...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    wow. reading all these posts from all you strong women make me feel less alone. Feb 2 was our one year anniversary But we've known one another all our lives. I've loved & crushed...
    ShannieB ShannieB 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Who would like to see my growing belly?
    theblueone111 theblueone111 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Was at a Super Bowl Party with my sponsor. On the way home, I went on the highway that I used to take home from the casino. This is a stretch of highway I know well. A stretch of...
    pag089 pag089 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a 32 years old and I need help....I have been separated from my husband of 6 years for about 5 months,, i am so confused because I miss him so much but when he is near me I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. If I get something, I get it right away. If I don't, I will probably never understand it. 2. I have entirely too much knowledge for my own good. 3. I stopped writing when my...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    There are certain expectations involved when you are married, each spouse has taken vows in front of our Lord, to love, honor and cherish, in sickness and in health, for richer or...
    aerosnz1 aerosnz1 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    ...i overthink on everything i do...from what to do from moment to moment or just in general on a daily basis. i obsess about things to the point of hurting my head and am...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I find that some people will add me to their circle without any prior contact and without any subsequent contact either. I find this to be a bit annoying, as I use my circle and...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    More and more I'm thinking I'm pregnant again. I wasn't even really thinking about it until my husband said something. We were out eating and I had been saying how starving I was...
    LadyLunaa LadyLunaa 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I can 't stand my husband I can't stand my husband etcetera....So i married a jerk .he only cares about themselves if i say anything about how i feel i get screamed at he actually...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F Feb 4

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    I have been with my husband since I was 16 .We have had our fights but everything always sorts itself out and we have a pretty good relationship although he is quite moody and...
    thinkb4uact thinkb4uact 22-25 Feb 3

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    4 years ago i caught my husband sex texting a co-worker. it was only one night he said , it meant nothing and he didnt know why he did it apart from he was drunk. Fast forward to...
    MrsF25 MrsF25 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Things have been horrible between me and my husband for some time now. No intimacy , him seeing other women, me not caring about it, you know all the signs we are more friends than...
    KittyKurious KittyKurious 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    My name is May. Here i want to share a little story of experience with the world on how i got my husband back when i almost lose him. Well i'm not a big talker so i'm just going to...
    may19191 may19191 31-35, F Feb 3

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Feb 2

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have been through loads in my life & trumped through all of it (abused by dad at 5, sobered up at 19, abusive husband for 5 years, watched BFF die next to me in wreck, left ex...
    IAmDoneBeingLiedTo IAmDoneBeingLiedTo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have always dreamed of having one of those husbands that would die for me. That loved me so much and had nothing but nice, beautiful things to say about me. To be my knight in...
    Scarletcharlotte Scarletcharlotte 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30