I want to add another welcome, Donna. You have had some wise words from two people who understand a lot about your situation and experiences and I hope you will be able to use this site to the full to guide, help and support you.
Gambling addiction in a loved one can cause huge pain and suffering, but sharing with people who care and are knowledgeable can make it a little easier to cope and help YOU make the most of your life, even in the context you find yourself in – not one of your choosing. I am a volunteer on this site now, but came here first of all as the mother of a gambler.
All good wishes,