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    Hi, my son has a problem with gambling. He is 26 years old. I think it is more deep rooted than I had first thought. I have spoken to him about it in the past and he has assured me it’s under control and he has sought help before and went to some meetings. it now seems to be back with a vengeance and he is spending his wages within a few days of getting paid. He then spends the rest of the month borrowing or using payday loan companies. He lives at home and pays a small amount of rent and has limited outgoing. s and responsibilities. i have spoken to him over the weekend and given him an ultimatum because i don’t really know what to do, maybe if he had to fend for himself more it would help him to stop. When I think about it he seems to have always had an additctive personality and whatever he has done he has taken it to the extreme. I am so worried about him and so ashamed of some of his behaviour, he has recently asked his grandfather for money whilst he was in hospital undergoing chemotherapy. It’s now affecting his friendships as he has borrowed money from friends and not paid it back. Any advice about what do to would be gratefully received. I can’t talk to anyone about it, not even my husband (who is not my son’s biological father). He has promoised and promised and promised me so many times, how many chances am I supposed to give…



    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.

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    Hi Amanda
    I would love to meet you in the group tonight at 10pm, it is private and safe. There are so many things I would like to talk to you about. You have come to the right place. Well done writing what must have been a difficult post.

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