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Cynical wife

Member since:
23.06.2015

Cynical wife's profile

Long term married, family growing up, last summer (2015) found out the hard way that my husband has been gambling for many years.

Date Post
22-06-2017 Getting old is better than the alternative. Glad to see you're doing well. BW, CW …
22-06-2017 Morning, The advice of the Anon groups for  partners and family is to keep the focus on you. As far…
21-06-2017 Hi, Mary, FWIW, I think PE in underwear is beyond wrong in this day and age - if my kids lack kit, t…
20-06-2017 Morning, Split, Personally, I don't wish to bring you down or see you fail. Cardhue is well able to …
20-06-2017 Well done on your gf time. Would be interested to know - do you think that you (as opposed to your c…
19-06-2017 Hi, The problem with thinking that its for you to keep a roof over his head and prevent him from sel…
18-06-2017 Echo Dan: the Twelve Steps of Recovery work fine if you follow the prescription carefully but it can…
18-06-2017 The Simple Approach to the 12 Steps!There's a power that will kill me. There's a power that wants me…
18-06-2017 Hi, For the avoidance of doubt I didn't write The Twelve Steps to Insanity, I downloaded it. As far …
16-06-2017 It's unfortunate that your father's gambling is affecting you but don't lose sight of what you need …
14-06-2017 Hi, Mary, I'm really sorry to hear what you're going through, the problem with being enmeshed in a r…
12-06-2017 Hi, Sandra, Knock, knock, I hope you're OK. Or OKish. Saw your post to Dan and thought that I would …
12-06-2017 Hi, Cathy, Sorry, wrong diary before. I'm sorry to hear that he's gambling again, wishing you streng…
11-06-2017 Hi, Paul, Hope all is well for you but am responding to your post elsewhere. Bad news: You can't be …
05-06-2017 Good for you!!! …
04-06-2017 One of the many problems is that we can get completely overwhelmed by the gambler. I certainly do th…
04-06-2017 Hi, A few years ago I stumbled across my husband's betting in similar circumstances. But I made the …
02-06-2017 You don't control your brain chemistry but that's no excuse for not controlling your responses. Wher…
02-06-2017 Sorry, disagree. If no one, including me, is responsible for my actions and my choices, then I can d…
02-06-2017 Hi, Horizon, Addiction is long term and so is recovery. I'd measure it in years and even then, an ad…
02-06-2017 Morning, Sorry to read of your situation but as the others have said above, nothing will change for …
02-06-2017 No blame attaches for having an addiction, but each is responsible for his or her own choice between…
16-05-2017 I would add that the debt is just a distraction, a smoke screen. It seems to take up a lot of time, …
15-05-2017 Hi, Sad, Sorry to see that the situation is ongoing but no less sorry to see that he's continuing to…
15-05-2017 Hi, again, Would agree that it's well worth writing a letter and or telling him, but I'd advise you …
14-05-2017 Hi, They usually do run GamAnon in the next room to GA, it makes it possible for couples / families …
14-05-2017 Sorry, Split, but I have strong views on secrecy and how unfair it was for me to be lied to and tak…
13-05-2017 Sorry to hear this. Starting point is the three Cs: you didn't Cause the gambling, you can't Control…
12-05-2017 The strong warnings on cigarettes don't deter those determined to smoke. …
11-05-2017 Sorry, but you're looking for answers in the wrong direction. Your problem isn't the money, it's the…
11-05-2017 Agree that there may be many paths but your present one isn't taking you anywhere that you want to g…
10-05-2017 Obviously I'm not a CG so wouldn't understand but why not go to the dentist for the toothache and to…
08-05-2017 Dear Admin, Please deal with post about a quick way out of gambling by user odjebichka. I don't supp…
08-05-2017 Hello, Julie, I saw on another thread your suggestion that something was wrong because another perso…
07-05-2017 Sorry but secret accounts do happen, it's a valid concern. He can reassure himself by obtaining the …
07-05-2017 Is there a phone list or any other means of contact between meetings? Or could you get to another gr…
07-05-2017 CGs don't gamble because of the lack of a good woman/man. It's the other way round, gambling erodes …
07-05-2017 If it's to be the last time, then you need to do things differently. You're not some passive leaf b…
07-05-2017 Morning, Sorry to hear what's happening. There's nothing selfish about considering the needs of you …
06-05-2017 I also found that the novelty of being sorry didn't last long and resentment quickly took over and i…
06-05-2017 You might look long and hard at your first thread in 2013. It sounds to be in the same terms as this…
05-05-2017 It's not that GamCare hasn't "worked" for you. It's that you have yet to work on yourself.  Put ano…
03-05-2017 It's possible to apply on line if you don't want to incur legal fees but if a Solicitor is to advise…
02-05-2017 My experience is that someone else's gambling addiction is a long term problem that causes immense l…
02-05-2017 It's still a puzzle a post for me. Are any adjustments likely to be made? Thanks, CW …
02-05-2017 I go to GamAnon and I'd highly recommend it, there's no substitute for meeting others in the same po…
30-04-2017 It's the idea of daily meetings to start with, the recommendation to aim for 90 GA meetings in 90 da…
30-04-2017 He might have been gambling but he won't have been winning. What he was actually doing is using. It…
27-04-2017 Don't second guess, tell the Uni. A lot of students have fallen into the same trap, read round these…
27-04-2017 Hi, Phil, Adverts are there to promote the product, the advertiser can't be sued because the promise…

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