Hi Ready and welcome to GT. You have had a wonderful response from Monique, and like her, I am also the mum of a CG who has been gambling since his teens and am therefore unable to imagine how I would feel if it were my partner. You will receive no judgement here Ready, just support and advice from those who understand you, you are no longer alone.
We cannot tell you what do Ready and in the fullness of time, when you have walked a little further down your road, things will become clearer. Support, but not enabling your partner will be paramount, but the lead to his recovery will definitely have to come from him. Its definitelya good idea to ensure your money and belongings are safe from any consequences of his gambling.
Our hearts and heads become very mixed when we are dealing with such an addiction. All I will say is don’t make any idle threats, if you say you are going to do something, then ensure you stick to it. If not, the addiction sees us as weak and gives our CG’s carte blanche to continue its destruction.
You have done well thus far Ready, and although you perhaps dont feel it now, you will be fine. The road you walk will have bumps and twists and turns, but you are an intelligent lady and you will soon learn to take each day as it comes and choose the right path for you.
Just wanted you to know that I have read and am listening. Much love xEveryone has a destiny, it's up to us whether we choose to follow it though !Looby Loo