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I Want to Help My Husband Stop Gambling

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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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    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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    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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    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 β€œcured” from my compulsion. In truth...
    Tchoup51 Tchoup51 51-55 Dec 4, 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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    Okay first i just want to say that i was bullied in school along with my twin for my weight so please please please dont hate or laugh cause its disrespectful and because it hurts...
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    My husband definitely leads, but he doesn't "demand" things from me, so I follow him, not "obey" him. Let me just add that we have a give and take relationship, I want my husband...
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    My naughty secret. My naughty secret is catching up. The scars scream HELP! But to everyone else it's just a whisper. A whisper they ignore....it's nothing. My naughty secret wants...
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    There are some that want help and when you try they don't listen, I can't help someone who doesn't want it and can try and be there for them when they need me but that's about as...
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like helping ppl it's something I have always enjoyed so pls if anyone wants help with a problem they have going on message me and I'll do my best to help outπŸ‘
    protostar55 protostar55 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anyone want help? Just message me πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ˆ
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    Anyone on? I want help :) messages only
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    My boyfriend's gambling addiction is really putting a tear into our relationship. He has now been in Las Vegas for over a week now, and admitted to bringing $40k for gambling...
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    I moved back to Florida with my husband at the end of May, and my grandfather died on June 4th while I was on the phone with my grandmother. It was sort of expected because he had...
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    I find no use in meeting people as very few turn out to be helpful, they just pretend to be friends but apparently they are not.I do know that I am in secured in terms of trust but...
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    I thought she was a good woman....... Well that was her statement to me and claim to fame , but then again my last ex's claim to fame was that she was a faithful "never was a bad...
    nevets61 nevets61 51-55 Jul 22

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    I'm trying to do the right thing not only for myself, but for my family, especially for my beautiful baby daughter, to whom I might never apologize enough for not choosing well her...
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    There are things in life that i am grateful for: having a wonderful husband who supports and accepts me for who i am. Having a lovely and silly daughter and having this awesome...
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    Hi girls, I try my best to be a good listener, I will listen to anything you say, and try to help you if you need help so message me :) :3
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