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#1 of 22 Old 06-23-2005, 12:21 PM - Thead Starter
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tonight. DH is back up to his lottery ticket tricks, this time spending $280 in less than 10 days. I just found out and when I mentioned it to him, I got the same answer. I'm sorry, I won't do it anymore, blah blah.

Well, guess what? I have had enough. After discussing with my SIL, who knew nothing until today and now knows it ALL, we decided the best thing for me to do is get off work early, get some stuff together, grab the boys and be gone when he gets home from work. I also have printed out that 2 GA classes are offered tonight in Atlanta and he had better be going to one of them.

I don't know what else to do. I feel we are on the verge of losing everything relationship wise/emotional wise.

Please pray that this is the shake up he needs to get help.
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Ohhh Jennifer I am so sorry. I hope he can get the help he needs. Is there anything else besides the GA that can help him initally?

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I am sorry Jennifer. I hope this really shakes him up into getting help.

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I am so nervous and scared. I can't stop shaking and my stomach is in knots. I hope this is the right thing. I hope it works. I don't know what I would do if our family broke up.
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You will do fine. You are strong and you have to scare him somehow. Did you try calling that GA? Is there any other help you can get for him too? Counsiling?
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It will all be OK. I know that doe snot help now but You and the boys will be OK

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I'll keep you in my prayers!!
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Isn't that what the GA classes are Jan?
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I am calling the hotline now.

I can't believe I am leaving my husband today.
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Those might just be like AA a place to talk and keep you straight. Isn't there a little something more? Like an initial counciling or something like that? Is there a GA website that might give you advice? I just hope this is the right thin for him, and because it is a GA there is no checking to see if her actually did it.
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I don't know what else to search under. I did gambling help for georgia. Is there anything you specifically know I could search under?
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Let me see...
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http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/qna.html

Here is some great Q&A for you...

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The compulsive gambler needs to be willing to accept the fact that he or she is in the grip of a progressive illness and has a desire to get well. Our experience has shown that the Gamblers Anonymous program will always work for any person who has a desire to stop gambling. However, it will never work for the person who will not face squarely the facts about this illness.


http://www.gam-anon.org/gamanon/index.htm Here is a link for you the spouce/family member that is dealing with this.
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http://www.overcomersoutreach.org/

Here is another one for him too but with a Christian policy.

I hope I have helped you a bit and know that we are here for you
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You have thank you. I am on the line now to get authorization number for mental health visit for DH on Saturday. And there are 2 sessions today in Atlanta. I guess that is a Hi I am so and so and I gamble kind of thing.
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And not anything else.

I have a close friend that actually just had a baby thats husband has a cocaine addiction. He has drained the checking many times.
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I'm so sorry, Jennifer.
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I'm sorry. Hopefully this will be enough to scare him and change his ways.. and get the help he needs.
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