I have been reading everyones comments and i can say that I can relate to a majority. When I first met my partner he would occasionally play the pokies now he is a constant at the local TAB and although against my better jugement I believe the sick days he takes off he is spending it at the casino. We are constantly arguing over finances as i pay for all the utilities because i am scared that we will lose everything..I get left with very little and yet he still manages to squeeze everything out of my account. I get very frustrated and I can't deny that I get angry - It's hard to be supportive to someone who refuses to believe that they have a problem or that there gambling problem is having a negative impact on our relationship. I have endured all the lies, all the manipulating, he has racked up credit card bills which i refuse to pay- I am just getting my own cards out of debt which he maxed out without my knowledge the only thing I can protect is my name - I have decided not to enable him anymore as much as I love him, and I know deep down that he is a good person-I know that there is more to life than just living in his darkness.
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