I Lost My Partner Because Of Gambling

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows when to rise and go home. Reference: John Milton Hay Indeed, a wise man always knows when to quit. Gambling addiction is well known as The Silent Killer; it pushes you towards the edge and then sits aside to watch youContinue reading “I Lost My Partner Because Of Gambling”

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”

What are the benefits of Group Therapy?

According to research by the Scientific American, around 2 million Americans have a gambling addiction. Around 1 in 165 men will experience gambling addiction in their lifetimes compared to 1 in 500 women. An estimated 98% of action gamblers are men. The number of people addicted to gambling is quite significant, and this is an actualContinue reading “What are the benefits of Group Therapy?”

Interview with Justyn Larcombe

Friends and family are often key to encourage loved ones with gambling problems to seek help. I was lucky to have my fiancé, who was pushing me to seek professional help. She didn’t give up on me (yet), and she wanted to know everything about the addiction, that was destroying our relationship. After trying toContinue reading “Interview with Justyn Larcombe”

Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives

Imagine this: you are sitting on the porch of your cottage on the Saturday morning. There is a  morning breeze and you can hear birds singing. Your wife is making pancakes in the kitchen and you can hear kids’ laughter while they are playing with the dog. After the breakfast, you start walking towards yourContinue reading “Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives”

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:

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”