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wives and girlfriends of gamblers
Dear Hardtogetover,

Thankyou for your submission to the Gamblers Anonymous forum. It is hardly surprising that you find it difficult to trust your partner given the fact he has seriously abused this in the past. A year can be a long time, then again its only three hundred and sixty five days or so. Most people who sustain a good recovery have attended more than two Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meetings. Perhaps your partner had a disagreement at one of the meetings and found it hard to return? Maybe the meeting ran contrary to his expectation(s)? It may be helpful to prompt him to go again - perhaps to a different venue - and see how he finds things in 2011. There is nothing wrong with you checking the family finances. This would be a sensible thing for anyone to do. You should not feel guilty in doing this. In my experience, compulsive gamblers in recovery feel grateful that their partners do check the financial state of affairs.

It sounds like you need to get in touch with GamAnon - a twelve step fellowship for family members, friends and loved ones who have been adversely affected by someone elses gambling. Full details at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> if you are in the United Kingdom or <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> if you are somewhere else in the world. Your partners attendance at GA is not required in order for you to attend GamAnon. At GamAnon you will find the help and support you are desperately seeking. You may have to make a journey, to attend a meeting, but it will be well worth the effort.

Hope this is of help.

'Poster' David

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wives and girlfriends of gamblers - by hardtogetover - 13-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Re: wives and girlfriends of gamblers - by Poster David - 15-08-2011, 12:31 PM

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