Hi Annie, if I were your son and I "found myself" again after this period of gambling, or when ever, I wouldnt forgive you for turning away I would thank you and give you a big cuddle. But as Velvet has said you are not turning away, quite the oppisite. You are helping him in the best possible way. I hope things turn around for him sooner rather than later.
When you first posted this thread you said, " I want you to know that no matter how bad it gets, there is still hope". There is and always will be. Until your son comes back from where he is I am sure that you have the wisdom and courage not to let the gambling back into your life.
Take care. Geordie.I dont gamble.