Is gambling a problem for one or someone who one knows? Is it affecting one’s household? Some people like to gamble and have fun, while others can’t do that. They need to keep on gambling and not stop. They do this so much until they lose everything then it becomes a financial loss. This is a disease and needs to be treated as one. It is just like an alcoholic that needs his drink; a gambler needs money to gamble with all the time. When a person is a gambler they can’t see it. They really have no idea. When they see that there is nothing left in their bank accounts they might realize there is a problem.
It is just too easy to gamble for anyone. One has online casinos that he can gamble with twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Poker games can be played online as well. What one can do is take all ones money out of the gamblers account and open a new one for one. This will give him less money and one some security. One can try to talk to him and tell him that he needs to get help and be supportive of him. It won’t happen overnight but stick it out with him as he will need one’s support.
Whatever one does, one has to know this rule. Never lend the gambler money. One will never get it back. Keep valuable things out of sight if one can. The gambler will take anything of value and sell it for money. They will steal from one. One will hear that they won’t gamble again, or this is the last time. It’s not true. One can take many precautions to help a gambler but one can’t do it alone. When a gambler can’t fill his urge to gamble he’ll get depressed and want to take his life. Get support. One can go to the gambler anonymous meetings to find out how to deal with the gambler.
One can password-protect their computer so that the gambler can’t get to the online casino or the poker games and that would allow him not to gamble online. A gambler can’t do this himself, he will need ones help. Help him but don’t cover up for him and don’t expect immediate results. If anyone should want to know why one can’t pay their bills, let them know that one is living with a gambler, don’t hide it. If you do hide it, you are hiding his problems and nothing will get solved. Let the gambler know that one will be there for him should he need help but one will not help hide his addiction.
One might want to let him know exactly how one feels without all the arguing. Tell him he is not honest with one. Let him know one isn’t going to help him pay the bills. Let him know he’s never there for one. He needs to know one isn’t going to lie for him and let him know how this is affecting the relationship and one. Let him know that going to online casino and poker games is not going to happen anymore. What one is doing is putting it all on his shoulders to solve his addiction. One is actually helping him.