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    Briana
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    Hello! I am new to this, but all the advice I seem to find says to “love” yourself and get support… So here I am.

    I have been in a serious relationship for 7 years with a CG. I figured out gambling was an issue about a year into it, but I chose to ignore it, thinking it will get better. I was already a single mother when we got together and I did not want to go back to that. As time went on, it got worse of course. Quick run down, In the past 7 years, our family grew and he left me at 8 weeks pregnant, came back 5 months later, now we have a 2 yr old, got engaged then broke it off, I bought a house for us, he started his own company, then that failed and now works full time.
    Now he is gone…again… for the 5000 time. I think I have kicked him out 20 or more times in 7 years, not counting the times he just left. I am so lost. I feel alone and crazy really. He did everything to run away and gamble. On top of dealing with the gambling there has been other women in and out of this relationship, between kicking him out and taking him back. Did he sleep with them? I think so, even when I was pregnant and alone, he was out picking up women, getting drunk and gambling. I feel like this whole thing was a lie, everything. Its like I/we never meant anything to him and we still don’t. All I get from him is that I am a ” crazy b***h, I am stupid, lazy, too controlling, too negative” I am always to blame. I just do not know where to pick up the pieces of my life. ANY advice is appreciated.

    #5878
    Dunc
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    Hello

    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.

    Feel free to use the friends and family group, you’ll find the times for these if you click on the “Group times” box on our Home page. Now that you have introduced yourself you’ll find that many of the people you meet here have already read your initial introduction and they’ll welcome you in like an old friend 🙂

    If you’re the friend or family member of someone who is either in, or has been through, the GMA residential programme please take extra care to make sure that nothing you say in groups, or on our forums, inadvertently identifies that person. Even if your loved one isn’t connected with GMA, please don’t identify them either directly or indirectly just in case they decide to use the site themselves.

    You’ll find a lot of advice on this site, some of which you’ll follow, some you won’t…but that’s ok because only you fully understand your
    situation and what’s best for you and the people you love. So, take the support you need and leave the advice you don’t because it all comes from a caring, nurturing place 🙂

    We look forward to hearing all about you!

    Take care

    The Gambling Therapy Team

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