• One More Time…

    I had to find some way to push past all this negativity and pain for myself and for our family. I will not allow the destructiveness of addiction to ruin one more minute of our lives.  

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  • A Little Help from Friends…

    Gambling addiction can trigger so many major life crises, from divorce to theft and even to suicide. Our friend confessed and apologized to his family and to us. He’s working to pay off his debts and…

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  • Packing My Own Bags

    Living with someone who is addicted to gambling can be extremely confusing. For example, he said his obsession with winning the Lottery really demonstrated how much he wanted to win a big pot and set us…

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  • Life After Gambling is a Team Sport

    The addiction seemed nearly unbearable. But the isolation may have been worse in some ways. I was raised in a culture where men didn’t seek help. We don’t confide in others about our problems.

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  • He Didn’t Come Home… Yet

    I remember many nights. It might have started when he began betting on horses, I’m not sure. It definitely happened constantly after the casino opened.

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  • I Couldn’t Fix It — And That’s OK

    I couldn’t fix my mother’s gambling addiction. And after years of beating myself up, repeatedly feeling frustrated and angry with her and disappointed when nothing seemed to help, I’m finally able to say it. Her addiction…

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