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    my husband is a gambler i find it hard as i don’t have support so i have joined on here to find people who are going through same kind of thing to have some support via people who understand how hard it is


    Hello Emma there is a forum dedicated to support for friends and families of gamblers on this site. (This forum is specifically for supporting the CG’s ( compulsive gamblers)).If you go back to the main page and click on the F+F tag it will take you there.

    I know that the people who do use the F+F forum get a lot out of it and find it very helpful and supportive. Hope you find it.



    Hi Emma

    Ive moved your post to the Friends and Family forum




    Thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy friends and family forum. This forum will provide you with warmth and understanding from your peers.

    Feel free to use the friends and family group, you’ll find the times for these if you click on the “Group times” box on our Home page. Now that you have introduced yourself you’ll find that many of the people you meet here have already read your initial introduction and they’ll welcome you in like an old friend 🙂

    If you’re the friend or family member of someone who is either in, or has been through, the GMA residential programme please take extra care to make sure that nothing you say in groups, or on our forums, inadvertently identifies that person. Even if your loved one isn’t connected with GMA, please don’t identify them either directly or indirectly just in case they decide to use the site themselves.

    You’ll find a lot of advice on this site, some of which you’ll follow, some you won’t…but that’s ok because only you fully understand your
    situation and what’s best for you and the people you love. So, take the support you need and leave the advice you don’t because it all comes from a caring, nurturing place 🙂

    We look forward to hearing all about you!

    Take care

    The Gambling Therapy Team

    PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our
    privacy policy and  terms and conditions so you know how it all works!


    Hi Emma
    On this site you will have the support that you feel you don’t have around you because you are understood.
    There is a Friends and Family group tomorrow evening Thursday 20.00-21.00 hour UK time and it would be great if you could join it.
    In the meantime please tell me more about you and the situation in which you find yourself. Does your husband accept he has a problem? Is he in a lot of debt? Is he moody/angry/deceitful?
    I do know how hard it is but it helps to know a little more than that which you have written, in your initial post, so that I can give you the support that is right for ‘you’.
    Well done starting a thread, I know it isn’t easy


    Hi Emma
    I hope you are still reading – I don’t think my reply to you was as relevant as it should have been – sorry I do get muddled at times.
    Please write again – the early recover for a CG is difficult for those around them who are trying to get it right. When a CG is active, all F&F want is for the CG to stop gambling which will hopefully lead to plain sailing from then on, a time to rebuild a relationship – but I know it isn’t easy – for the CG or the person who loves them.
    F&F have swings of feeling, as do CGs, in early recovery, different mine-fields open up and I believe this is one of the most important times for F&F to share with those who understand.
    I’ve missed you in the group and I hope you will join us again because I am limited in what I can say on the forum without hearing your unique concerns.

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