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    boyfriend is going to ga.   But I don’t think he is working the program.  He has not set up any safe guards, hasn’t paid me back and is holding to pay checks…which concerns me.  He doesn’t want anyone to include my mother who lives with us to know about his gambling.  He is moody about my mood swings almost mad cause I’m a wreck worrying about this mess.  He seems not to understand my panic when he’s late coming home or doesn’t answer his phone.  

    Im glad he’s going to ga but I don’t think its enough just going to the meeting once a week.  He says he’s reformed.. It’s only be 45 days maybe.

    meanwhile I’m still paying for everything and he’s holding his checks and driving my car.  

    I told him that I couldn’t enable him, cover for him and my mother who lives with me should be aware, yjat I couldnt lie for him, lend him cash…that he should make arrangements for cash management and put up barriers.  That I loved him and I hope he knew that.

    his response was “not really if you think you need to protect your mother from me. “

    I cry for no reason …I guess I was in denial about how bad this thing is and now that I know I want him to fight…and he’s just going with the flow.

    i love him but I obviously can’t trust him…he can’t trust himself really….what do I Do?  

    How do I keep it together…. Do I tell him to leave, do I wait and see…

    He says he loves me… Why can’t he understand or care how hurt, lost and scared I am ? 

    Why am I mess when he is not? 



    Hello Rednita

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    Hi Rednita
    Well done writing your post, the first one is never easy.
    I will reply to you asap

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