Active gamblers are consumed with placing the next bet, and they don’t care where the money comes from. It is an ugly truth that most gamblers are not willing to discuss until they get into recovery.In addition, the disease compels gamblers to lie compulsively.I am prepared to give this guy the boot (or at least tell him we can hang out every now and again but we will never be a couple), but I want to make sure I am not being an alarmist. Is it unusual to be this preoccupied with gambling, or am is he merely a football junkie making conversation? Oh, and this guy never asked me for money - not for gambling at least.I don't see myself with this guy long term anyway, but he's fun for now. There, you will really learn what it's like to live with a gambler and it's a real eye opener. He did feign illness on 7/7/7 at the last minute though. (BTW, 777 is the lucky number in slots and that was the date).That they stretch the truth or tell outright lies is an understatement.Gambling addicts, even after disastrous losses, bankruptcy and financial ruin, legal problems, deteriorating family and personal relationships, will often steadfastly maintain that they don’t have a gambling problem.I am not a trained counselor or psychologist, and it is definitely a good idea to seek the help of a licensed professional for support.
Personally, I think that your hanging on to dead end f*ck buddies is probably hindering finding the right guy for a LTR but that's just me.I am that recovering compulsive gambler and the lady in question is my soulmate.When i realised it was getting serious between us after being friends for years i told her everything about my problem gambling and since this discussion at the turn of the year i have done well with not gambling with only one/two minor slip-ups.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I suspect the person I am currently dating is a gambling addict.The last three times we have had lengthy discussions, he has brought up betting on football.