Gambling - The Modern Addiction

Janey1966 By Janey1966, 5th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My Husband Has A Problem With Gambling That I Knew About Before We Got Married. I - Naively, Thought He Would Stop Now That He Has a Wedding Ring On His Finger. How Wrong Was I!

Gambling Is Not Cool

I find it strange these days to find gambling sites being advertised absolutely everywhere. I've seen them on football shirts, advertising hoardings around football grounds, ads on television..everywhere but I really don't think the people behind them realise how much misery it causes for those who are involved with gambling addicts.

My husband has gambled (usually on horses) for years. It's what he used to do with his money when he was a bachelor. Unfortunately, this behaviour has carried on into his married life with me. Today I asked him why he had to use his Credit Card to bet on and he replied "I don't know."

I guess I don't know what to do about it. My Dad gambles but in pennies. My husband gambles, but in £50, £100 at a time. Now and again he will have a big win but those are in the minority, of course. I get frustrated if I lose on a £5 FREE BET so to bet with those kind of figures is frightening in the least.

If we had a huge house that was paid for he could do what he wanted with his money, but we live in a dump that will take years to pay for. My husband said we will move eventually but I can't see it if he continues to gamble.

At least he's cut his credit card up into small pieces (in front of me) so that's a start!


Gambling Addiction

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author avatar Janey1966
Currently I am unemployed so I have a lot of time on my hands. However, I feel I need to be on the internet, communicating with others, giving advice, making people laugh and, hopefully become well-respected on wikinut.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Yep, that is a start. I hope for your sake, he keeps on working on this issue.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Janey1966
8th Jan 2011 (#)

He says he's not going to bet but I don't believe him. I want to.

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author avatar Retired
14th Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing

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author avatar Humza
15th Jan 2011 (#)

So janey finally he has started with an effort to come out of this addiction so I guess ur constant nagging and support may help to say goodbye to this frustrating addiction forever!
just hope for the best and it will come to u!
best of luvk

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author avatar loveth
17th Apr 2011 (#)
My name is loveth,female,24
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