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Posted on:
Sat, 26/08/2017 - 11:48

b123

Joined:
2017-08-16

Thank you for your post. Been really low but have taken first step to sort myself out. Contacted gamcare and they have signposted counseling. Hope your doing ok and things can only get better for us both

Posted on:
Mon, 28/08/2017 - 14:05

Compulsive Gambler

Joined:
Before 2009

GMH - how are you?

Posted on:
Tue, 29/08/2017 - 06:28

Goodbye my husband

Joined:
2017-08-06

Hi there

Well it has been a few days/ week possibly,  since I logged on here. 

Homelife has been completely manic with doing pony stuff/daughter's birthday etc but that hasn't been the reason for my quiet spell.

I started to wonder if I should be here at all. Everything is so geared towards the cg that I considered I didn't really fit here somehow. My posts are so long and rambling as I struggle to convey how this has devastated us yet really it is a place for the cg. As a wife of you feel as though you don't actually fit in anywhere properly.

I will never forget the first time I reached out and called Gamcare and the first piece of advice was how to support him....not my children or myself but my husband who has wrecked our family. 

However, reading on here last night I know it's a great place with great support and I need that and have missed it. Although it sits uncomfortably now knowing it's funded by the gambling industry. A bit like McDonalds fitting free gastric bands.

Hi Dan and everyone, I will begin a new thread and try to keep posts shorter.

Posted on:
Tue, 29/08/2017 - 06:55

Goodbye my husband

Joined:
2017-08-06

I will start a new thread in family and friends entitled "Husband and in-laws reaction to the hurt he's caused our children"

Posted on:
Tue, 29/08/2017 - 10:51

Rhoda

Joined:
2016-12-06

GMH, I want to reply to you on this thread, because you do belong here, it doesn't matter whether your posts are long or short. Your focus must be on building a life for you and your children. I hope in time your children can build a strong relationship with their dad....his behaviour at present may be undeserving of them, but they deserve to have a dad. Hopefully, when he comes to his senses, he will realise this. Some see gambling as a form of mental illness....I suppose it is, because throwing away money is not the actions of a sensible person...and maybe that is the way to help your children understand....it is not because their dad doesn't care about them. keep posting. You will get through this. 

Posted on:
Sat, 02/09/2017 - 22:39

Compulsive Gambler

Joined:
Before 2009

Hey GMH

I hope life is treating you OK.  

I know you have felt the need to move on from this thread but I still watch out for it, hoping to see an update from you.  I'm sure I read that your husband had been round, seen the children etc, how was that for you?  assume your chest infection has gone now?  hows the car situation and most important, how did your Daughter's birthday go?  

for the record, I also never thought your posts were too long but of course, this is all about you and you obviously need to do whatever you need to

anyway, I'm certain I'm not alone on these forums in that I often think about you and hope that there is more peace in your life than there was a few weeks back, albeit I dont doubt its all still very stressfull

anyway, best wishes

Posted on:
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:23

Compulsive Gambler

Joined:
Before 2009

best wishes GMH...hope your absence is a sign of improvements in your life

take care

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