“Gambling Addiction Recovery – 5 Powerful Ways You Can Support Your Partner”

Gambling is an addiction that is dangerously easy to hide. Unlike alcohol or drug abuse, you might not necessarily know someone was a gambling addict on the surface. We see examples of gambling everywhere we look online and within the thousands of casinos in public spaces. Yet society still does not identify gambling addiction asContinue reading ““Gambling Addiction Recovery – 5 Powerful Ways You Can Support Your Partner””

Activities A Gambling Addict Can Do In Recovery

Gambling addiction often starts as a fun activity, and it can be adopted by anyone from any class and line of work. You start it as a form of entertainment, but it begins to root in your mind, and soon you find yourself addicted to it. Gambling addiction is just like any other form ofContinue reading “Activities A Gambling Addict Can Do In Recovery”

How To Regain Trust of Loved Ones After Gambling Addiction Recovery

Winning back trust takes time, be patient, look for opportunities to win it back and if the love is still there, the trust will follow in time. You have to work a bit harder to  make sure you follow through with everything you say, even if its just turning up at the time you saidContinue reading “How To Regain Trust of Loved Ones After Gambling Addiction Recovery”

Can You Deal With The Problem Of Gambling On Your Own?

Gambling is worst in all forms, but online gambling is destructive in a literal sense. With no monitoring, no limits to gambling and no need of physical location online gambling slowly take over control to your mind and eventually your life. Pathological gambling is the most dreadful of all forms of gambling because, in thisContinue reading “Can You Deal With The Problem Of Gambling On Your Own?”

How To Find Out Your Partner Is Gambling Addict and What Can You Do To Help

A Gambler Is Nothing But a Man Who Makes His Livings Out Of False Hope Reference: William Bolitho Take it from a person who had experienced the severe effects of gambling addiction- just stay away from this hellish play. It starts as fun, and as you indulge in it further, it becomes a nightmare. There is noContinue reading “How To Find Out Your Partner Is Gambling Addict and What Can You Do To Help”

How Gambling Addiction Affects Family and Friends

Gambling is like a fatal disease, it kills you slowly, but you’re not the only one suffering. You may be addicted, but the whole family suffers with you each day. Gambling addiction has a particular impact on family members because of the debt it causes. Stumbling and staggering I reached at the door in theContinue reading “How Gambling Addiction Affects Family and Friends”

Credit Card Ban Could Be The Solution

Online payments and loans are such an abstract representation of money. You can’t feel money in your hands, but instead, you just see some numbers that most certainly you cannot understand the value of as good as you would with cash. Betting online and paying with loaned money didn’t feel real for me. It feltContinue reading “Credit Card Ban Could Be The Solution”

Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail

You should be proud of yourself! I know that I am, because statistically only roughly 5 percent of people with gambling addiction are seeking treatment. Relapse is going to be a big part of our healing process.  I had one relapse, after being “clean” for a few weeks. I received an email from the bettingContinue reading “Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail”

Part One: My Partner is a Gambler

Written by my fiancé

My fiancé agreed to write about how finding out about my addiction was for her. I think this is the only proper and honest way my readers can have the full picture on how a life of a family gets ruined by a gambling addiction. This is her side of our story, the first part:

Telling to My Fiancé

My life was amazing. I was working as a chef where the income wasn’t that good, but l managed to make savings and afford almost everything I wanted. I am ambitious and have always wanted to achieve a lot in my personal and professional life. If I had opportunity to study or take extra courses,Continue reading “Telling to My Fiancé”

Becoming a Gambler

Did you know that Tesla and Dostoyevsky were also gambling addicts? Tesla lost his tuition money, had a nervous breakdown and dropped out of school. Dostoyevsky’s “Gambler” is semi-autobiographical.*Learning that such great minds had the same problem as me was somewhat comforting, it made me stop questioning my intelligence and made me realize it isContinue reading “Becoming a Gambler”

Neck Deep in Debt

According to National Council on Problem Gambling the average gambler may have personal debts up to $90,000. I owe to banks €50 000, but their high interest rates and charges are likely to make the situation worse. Taking loans online is extremely easy, at least in Finland. If you provided the bank with a payContinue reading “Neck Deep in Debt”

My Life Before a Gambling Addiction

I was born in Estonia, in the beginning of ‘80s. I really want to skip the part where we were living in soviet times, when there were no possibilities to travel abroad or to buy groceries without a coupon. My childhood was happy, especially because we didn’t have mobile phones or computers. Life was somehowContinue reading “My Life Before a Gambling Addiction”