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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Now let's be honest dont u IMAGNE a great loving husband and amazing kids. And that U are not gAnna fight. Well your Wrong sure U can say BUT WE LOVE EACH OTHER. Look at UR parents...
    stelliester stelliester 13-15, F Feb 13

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    I use too, but I've stopped and now I want to help all of you.Introducing:The Butterfly ProjectWhen you feel like you want to cut, take a marker or pen and draw a butterfly...
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    It"s been two week since i stop cutting i realy should try to stop for 1 month first
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    He is only 36 and acts like an old man. Doesn't even attempt to have special times in bed yet he is affectionate for kisses and cuddles. Oggles other women yet lacks initiative for...
    norahshappy norahshappy 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    please help. I am trying to post.
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Ugh seriously! I get about ATLEAST 20 new messages a day!! From pervs, random guys and just GUYS! I dont hate guys but seriously im not here to satisfy your little **** urges. In...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I came back after a few months to, I believe, 167 messages. 90% were from men. That's enough.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I don't only think it...I did it...with someone "I've always wondered about.."sexually" that is. I love my husband to bits....we have a great relationship, friends first then...
    jackedup1 jackedup1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    For a while now I have suffered with depression, anxiety and insecurity. I am ridiculously jealous of any girl who is prettier/thinner/better than me which 99% of girls are. My...
    LaVice LaVice 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Open to my husband I miss you so damn much it hurts every day. Why did you have to love her more then us? What did she give you that we couldn't it would have been easier to...
    shaylademps shaylademps 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I am 55 years old man from the Philippines,a single parent of 3 young daughters.I have also 2 old women living with me,they are my mother who is 86 years old,she's wheel chair...
    Inchaos Inchaos 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am 55 years old man from the Philippines,a single parent of 3 young daughters.I have also 2 old women living with me,they are my mother who is 86 years old,she's wheel chair...
    Inchaos Inchaos 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Right now, my mom is asleep. Normal, right? No. She did took some sleeping pills just now. She took them so she could sleep her headache away. The case is: I HATE it when she...
    EdithLumon EdithLumon 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I want my husband to do whatever it takes to make me cry, for my own release.. He has spanked me (hard) and ****** my ***, but I can't cry :( what can we do please :)
    drubear drubear 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    if anybody wants help with anything i will try to help you and answer all of your questions.
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F a week ago

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    I enjoy helping others . But they don't always want helping .
    Ncc1710d Ncc1710d 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I experienced emotional abuse from my parents every single day, my mom is a alcoholic, and she smokes to much, I just want her to stop before it's to late!! My dad is depressed and...
    jazmyn2018 jazmyn2018 13-15, F Feb 20

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    I want help but am so lost and scared
    j3nnalov3m3 j3nnalov3m3 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My husband and I got married in November of 2014. I love being a newlywed, but I cannot express enough how much I want a baby. My husband finally agreed to start trying to conceive...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My husband left me this week. His mom paid for his flight home. I came home And he was gone. Part of me is happy but the other part is devastated. We don't have children which is a...
    flower5490 flower5490 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I hate gambling because it destroyed my marriage, health, and happiness. My husband is a recovering addict. We have been married for decades and thanks to him, it also ruined our...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    hi friends I m Puja n I m very new to this app ... from childhood onwards I was never a good student but I was a good in English speaking... suddenly in class 8 I failed n after...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So my mind has been in overdrive for days now, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down, despite my efforts of trying to stop it. I've been neglecting everyone and everything around...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm convinced I'm going to win. It's that simple, I have this unshakeable faith that I will win. I just can't stop trying. Is faith a bad thing I tell myself. I say things to...
    sangaW sangaW 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Because not for nothing, I used to be so very confident and... low self esteem? I mean what was that. Now it's just been eating away at me and my relationship with my girlfriend...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Stop blaming me for yur careless mistakes
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have already posted my experiences in this category, but that was nearly two years ago. Two. Years. Ago. And it's still bothering me, or I wouldn't be here. Having met with a...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Forgot to post this last night, you know who u are :) Not one but 3 for you <3 "Drowning, just as fast as I can. But don't throw me a line, don't reach out your hand. 'Cause...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    An open letter to and about Britain first The crusades consisted of Christians charging around in OTHER peoples countries slaughtering innocent people following their own religion...
    shiatsujohn shiatsujohn 46-50, M Feb 1

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    I Want a man that knows who I really am and make me laugh make me smile and don't take alot of things seriously if I can't get those things I don't want anybody I want a best...
    myranda27 myranda27 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't really remember not wanting to be a mom...I love kids, I always have. I'm a preschool teacher now, so I have that. When I married my husband, I knew he had a baby girl but...
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel bad that I do but I do. My husband and I have been together for 8 years and married for 5 months so I feel that it's wrong for me to resent him for his ways when I've known...
    Javail5 Javail5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I want to meet my future husband/baby's father this year.
    myshell91 myshell91 22-25, F 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    My dad owns the house my husband and I live in, we let him stay with us, a week after we got married, because he had no where else to go. My father is an alcoholic and as much as...
    Casaundra612 Casaundra612 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    So as most of you know my husband had 4 months left and was in the work release program when the state came and pulled him out with new charges. So now everything has FINALLY been...
    nyckimcbride nyckimcbride 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    So I always denied at was an addiction, always told myself it was just something that I enjoy doing. I make a good living, enough to provide for my fiance and 1 month old child...
    tainted167 tainted167 22-25, M 3 days ago

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