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?”

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”

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:

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”