My husband has just told me he is leaving me and moving to Vegas to gamble. He does not drink or do drugs, but all he wants to do is go down in a blaze of "glory" and sit at the blackjack table. We are 34 and 35 and have many opportunities ahead of us (no children). I do not know what else to say to get him to change his mind. He lived there before for a few months and came back with a mountain of credit card debt. He has told me twice before he was leaving to do this, but this time he is serious. He also struggles with depression but refuses any meds. We go to the gym several times a week to keep our minds healthy. He went to treatment last year but he kept on gambling, now he only does it occasionally online. Then its like he can't hold it in any longer and now he wants to blow it out in Vegas. He also refuses counseling. I have suggested volunteer work, accupuncture, vitamin supplements...Anything to help the depression. He has a bachelor's degree and has had several good jobs but never sticks with them. I am the breadwinner in our home. I have painted the picture of what his miserable existence will look like in Vegas but he does not care. He says he wants to cut everyone out of his life and he is sparing me the pain of doing this in 15 years. Please, any suggestions are welcome. I feel like like I have tried just about everything. What am I going to do? I love him more than anyone and it is like watching some one run in front of a moving train, you already know the outcome.
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