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August 25, 2015
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Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For some, romantic relationships are the most meaningful element in their lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves. But the ability to have a healthy, loving relationship is not all innate. Failed relationships happen, and most of us have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make them flourish. The good news is that with effort and perseverance, you can learn what you need to know to make your relationship last.
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February 13, 2014
August 28, 2016
Hi, I'm new member of this forum - website.
I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year. When we started dating, he admited that he used to gamble, but he has no longer gambling problem.
I truly believed it, and once a month we would go to local RSL, dinner and than he would spend $50 on machines. I would used to tell him "enough" and he would stop.
Recently he is been under lots of stress and today he went and spend hundreds on machines. I tried to bring him home, but he wouldn't go.
I went even police, telling them about his past, but they couldnt do anything about it.
My boyfriend eventually got home (we live together). Lied about how much he lost.
He doesn't see it as a problem. I can't stand this.... It's making me very upset to see him hooked on the machine and feeding it like a zombie. I want help Him, but I dont know how?
Other than this he is amazing guy. But i cant be with him if i cant help him :((( someone please help... Any advice... Anything! I Will try
February 13, 2014
Thanks for your post - it sounds like it has been so tough for you to see your boyfriend going through this, and not being able to change his behavior. It sounds like he has changed a lot and you are frightened to see him being so hooked on the machines.
My advice would be, if you can't reach him, to take the step to get some help yourself. Talking to a gambling counsellor for support and also to understand gambling addiction more can make a huge difference, and I can hear that you are really needing some support at the moment! The counselling is a free service and the people who work for the service work with problem gamblers and their partners every day, so can give you great advice.
You can get in touch with the service by calling 1800 858 858 and asking to talk to a counsellor over the phone, or be referred to a face to face counselling service. They also have financial counselling which can be really good if your partner has debts or needs some help making a budget.
all the best,
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