Hi I posted on here a couple of weeks ago because my partner’s online poker addiction has put us in a really difficult financial situation of struggling to pay the rent and bills etc with a young baby while I’m on maternity leave. He spent all of his redundancy money on poker and another £1.5k which I discovered last month. He is adamant he won’t stop playing poker and does not believe he has a problem just thinks he got carried away. However all my friends believe he doesn’t respect me and is sponging off me because doesn’t contribute financially since he lost his job 6 months ago. This has led me to give him an ultimatum to either stop gambling and get help or move out this weekend but as this weekend is drawing nearer I’m having second thoughts about whether I’m doing the right thing as I don’t actually want him to move out but for me the gambling is at an unacceptable level and has blighted my maternity leave.
Hi Chanty... well i am a compulsive gambler and I certainly wouldn't live with one. I can't imagine what it must be like to be in your shoes. I guess if you put emotions aside, ask yourself, would I be able to cope without my partner being around? Do I have the support I need? Your partner has a gambling addiction, protect yourself and the interests of your child as best you can.
All the best