Originally posted by Chasing Pavements
My husband began gambling compulsively 2 years ago. At this point he is incapable and/or unwilling to stop himself no matter the consequences. I no longer recognize this man, and I do not love this man.
Our 25 year marriage is crumbling – my physical, mental and emotional health is deteriorating – my house is a disaster – my life is a mess – and my spirit is slowly dying.
I miss my husband desperately.
I doubt that I will be as strong as so many of you here are. My heart aches at the same time my admiration grows for you all.
My grievances will seem petty in comparison to some of your stories, but I sense that my last thread of hope may be dangling precariously from this site.
I have prayed to God for guidance and I believe He has sent me here to begin healing. Thank you all for sharing the good and the bad, and a very special thanks to you, Velvet, for your extraordinary mind and heart.
"… should I give up or should I just keep trying to run after you when there's nothing there?"  Adele