This is my first time here. I recently found out my live in boyfriend is a compulsive gambler. I always suspected…too many tall tales about where his money was disappearing to…but a couple of weeks ago the bomb dropped. My finances took a direct hit by his addition. I want to say that I am so scared. I am a recovered alcoholic. I understand that type of addition but not this. I have read many posts that reflect the same things he says about being drawn to gambling. Many of your posts have given me a little bit of a better understanding as to what pushes him to gamble. I don’t know how to help him get through this. He took a big step in admitting the problem fully to me and has had his paycheck direct deposited into my bank account. The withdrawals are what I am so worried about. How do I help him get through? I so look forward to getting to know you all and your experiences with your loved ones.