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      My husband has always liked to gamble.  We have been married for 31 years.  We moved to Northern California in 1997 and that’s when he found a small Indian Casino.  He would go there once in a while and usually spend more then he said he would.  It would cause me to get upset, and we would argue.  Then we moved to Oklahoma in 2003 and it didn’t take him long to find another casino.  He would go there pretty often and he would always spend more money then he promised.  We would then argue.  He retired from the Air Force and we moved to Missouri where he quickly found another casino.  He would go there and the same old story with the money.  He would say things like I just got carried away, I was having just having fun, and it’s just entertainment.  In the past couple of years he’s been buying scratchers and lottery tickets almost everyday.  He’s spending a lot of money on that "hobby".  It has really been putting a huge strain on our relationship.  I think that he has a gambling problem, but he doesn’t think that he does.  He thinks he just gets out of control, and he feels like he can control it.  He feels like because we pay our bills every month that he doesn’t have a gambling problem.  I’m to the point that I have realized that I can’t make him change.  I’m about ready to give up.  I feel really depressed and all alone in this situation.  I don’t have anyone to talk to.  Right now I’m so mad and hurt that I don’t even want to talk to him.  I don’t see this getting any better. Take life one day at a time.

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