Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Good news and bad news...girlfriend is gambling again


#1

well the bad news is that my girlfriend has gambled the last two nights in a row. the good news is that she’s up $2800 and claims she’s done for a while now…this will be the first night she breaks the habit so we will see…she’s been real nice bringing home KFC and McDonald’s. and she gave me $100 just since I shared my winnings with her a while back. I hope she doesn’t start gambling heavy again.


#2

Gambling can surely be a problem. I remember years ago, a gambling friend told me he was really getting into computers. I was so glad for him because I thought he was developing a healthy interest. But, then, I learned that he only wanted to do computers so he could bet on horses or something.


#3

maybe you could go to AL anon for families of addicts.


#4

Let’s hope she isn’t hooked. That sure is a powerful inducement to keep gambling. It’s a story I’ve heard over and over - someone wins a lot of money, gets hooked, and ends up in debt. See if you can keep her away from gambling for a while.


#5

Hope you guys can keep the money.
if she is a hardcore gambler-maybe she can get into a support group for that?


#6

may have to bridgecomet, she’s out of control. I don’t like staying home day and night while she is out gambling all the time plus working.