Get practical support with your gambling problem Forum Friends and Family Just found out my partner took my savings!

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    JoanneLM
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    Hi so I am a mother of one and I have been suspicious that my partner is doing some gambling as he had been taking to me big amounts of around £200 from our account but

    wasn’t able to justify where that money was going to.  I had only once seen him on a casino site but that’s only because I came back into the room when he thought I had gone

    to bed!

    So anyway, we don’t have much money as it goes towards my child’s day care and rent etc so anything left over is a bonus.  I do a savings club over the year which I get around

    Christmas time so that’s £300 in my pocket and also my boss recently gave me £1,000 for 15 years service.  These have both gone into my personal account so I felt secure knowing

    I had that money seperate.  Little did I know, my partner last week had taken my cash card and every day taken out £200 and I am now left with £3 in my account!

    I confronted him about it yesterday and he admitted it.  But wow what deceit doing that to me.  

    He is a good guy and would never cheat, raise his hand at me so this is totally out of character for him and I am shocked and gutted.

    He is going through a rough time at the moment as his mum has terminal cancer so there are some underlying issues.  His hygiene is poor so that rings alarm bells for me too.

    But to steal from me.  He has also maxed out my credit card a couple of times, luckily he limit is only £500 but still.  And also in the past he has transferred money out of our daughter’s savings

    account.  How low can somone go.

    He is truely sorry and is the lowest he has been in a long time.

    But what do I do, I want to support him as I hate seeing him like this but also how could he do this to me.

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    velvet
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    Hello Joanne

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