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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Yes why is it so hard to tell the truth but easy to lie , stop it your just hurting people
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    everyone is special and beautiful ok ? if you want to judge and not listen to me in what i say to you then you are NOT FIT TO BE MY FRIEND. Get out and don't even try to persuade...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    everyone is special and beautiful ok ? if you want to judge and not listen to me in what i say to you then you are NOT FIT TO BE MY FRIEND. Get out and don't even try to persuade...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    yes i am single. no I'm not desperate. if I'm not interested nothing you can do will make me be. i am quite happy with my life. i don't need a man's attention to make me happy...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    She's lied to me the ***** she tells all this **** and i defended her who the hell does she think she is and then she want to ***** about me behind my car I HATE YOU
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    I really am. I'm tired of getting an answer just to make me feel better. I'm tired of subject changes and being koi. I am tired of being lied to and never getting the truth. I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    why ppl keep judging others when they dont know them ?! : /
    tukie14 tukie14 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's not nice . People get hurt. If I lied as much as people lied to me, I would never know the truth.
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    I make a very good living. But literally everything goes to gambling. I used to be "rich", if i may be fully honest. I worked in the gambling industry for years. I used to make...
    iamlostinmydreams iamlostinmydreams 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    If you want to stop gambling then make a decision not to and take it one day at a time. Changing behaviors does not come from waving a magic wand or some other other miracle. Nope...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Ok, so where do I begin? 7 years ago I met a man on line. I to him talked for just a very short time, before I got a wild hair and decided I would drive 600 miles to go meet this...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    My life is a mess. My boyfriend is an ******* and idk how to leave him, he tells me he loves me and will treat me better, then he turns into an ******* again, and treats me like...
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    I do enjoy helping others very much - hence I recently joined EP. The problem is that I get such crazy messages that I'm not sure if some of them are really true or if they are...
    BeKind444 BeKind444 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    Getting told to kill your self everyday and then people saying I'm looking for attention because I want help but no one can be ****** to if anyone can help please do it's getting...
    holliewollie200 holliewollie200 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Or bisexual...just a girl who can make me forget the nightmare of a life that I live in. I want a girl who can hold me in her arms when I'm crying and tell me that everything will...
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    Yeah. Its true. I hate who i am. I hate the friends i have. Their really not even my friends. They make me feel alone. I came to ep to meet some friends. Instead, all i got was...
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    I am a 26 year old female,i am really petite i am 4'7"and i have always been this little.my current weight is 88lbs the last time i weight myself about 2wks ago i lost 11lbs the...
    mrsgaston mrsgaston 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    But I find some people don't want help just pity. I no longer waste my time on them. And the like inflicting there suffering on me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    I want you so bad but I can't decide your free will. I can't do anything about it. I can't say I've never felt so helpless but I know how all my previous crushes have ended. I don...
    tuft tuft 22-25 3 hrs ago

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    Yup I am. I have been a gambler for over 20 years now, but I'm very open and vocal about it. No reason to lie and pretend I'm something I'm not. People might think this addiction...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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