It has been a long journey and I feel like I've finally hit my "bottom". My story isn't much different than most of you...I started playing the pennies for fun and it didn't take long for my addiction to kick in. I managed to dig myself out of the financial muck 3 years ago but because I didn't work on fixing my issues, I am right back in the middle of the storm. I have lost so much - time, self respect, friends....all for the chase. I have tiptoed around dealing with my life but I'm not going to do it anymore. I have set the wheels in motion to protect my finances but the hard work starts now. I have spent the last six years masking my heartbreak from a failed marriage, two serious auto accidents and watching a young man commit suicide right in front of me. I am sick of it - literally sick of it. I read posts from others who have found strength & courage to make a better life...I want that too. I am ready to get my life back...today I will not gamble.
Today I finally took a step onto my journey of recovery after 12 years of gambling. I knew I had a problem the last 6 years or so but I finally have had enough and I came here for some support and I called GA to get info on meetings (I’ve never gone before) and I set up an appointment with a councelor. I’m in huge debt my husband doesn’t know about. If I tell him I’m afraid of divorce...
So my question is at some point the addict falls into debt trap. Then what? He can't gamble because he has no funds. Because this is the point where his family and friends also refuse to give him money.and the banks he has already defaulted.What is going on in his mind at this point. What is his action plan