Jenna, I am not advocating secrecy. Just prudence.
As time progresses and you feel less vulnerable, maybe you could broach the topic of gambling and mention it is one thing you need to avoid.
Be careful about confiding in friends.
Some people love passing on news!
You certainly don’t want your boyfriend to hear this on the grapevine.
If he ever mentions gambling, come clean immediately.
One lie will lead to another.
You will know when the time is right to tell him.
In the meantime, make sure you protect yourself. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can rewind it. You are blessed to have your whole life ahead.
Make it a G- free Life.
The Gambling Life is not worth living!
Well done on seeking help!