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Living With A Gambling Problem?

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If you are living with a compulsive gambler, you will answer Yes to at least 6 of these questions:

1Do you find yourself constantly bothered by bill collectors?
2Is the person in question often away from home for long, unexplained periods of time?
3Does this person ever lose time from work due to gambling?
4Do you feel that this person cannot be trusted with money?
5Does the person in question faithfully promise that he or she will stop gambling; beg, plead for another chance, yet gamble again and again?
6Does the person ever gamble longer than he or she intended to, until the last Euro is gone?
7Does this person immediately return to gamble to try to recover losses, or to win more?
8Does this person ever gamble to get money to solve financial difficulties, or have unrealistic expectations that gambling will bring the family material comfort and wealth?
9Does the person borrow money to gamble with or to pay gambling debts?
10Has this persons reputation ever suffered due to gambling even to the extent of committing illegal acts to finance gambling?
11Have you come to the point of hiding money needed for living expenses knowing that you and the rest of the family may go without food or clothing if you do not?
12Do you search this person's clothing, go through his or her wallet when the opportunity presents itself, or otherwise check on his or her activities?
13Do you hide his or her money?
14Have you noticed a personality change in the gambler as his or her gambling progresses?
15Does the person in question consistently lie to cover-up or deny his or her gambling activities?
16Does this person use guilt induction as a method of shifting responsibilities for his or her gambling upon you?
17Do you attempt to anticipate this person's moods, or try to control his or her life?
18Does this person ever suffer remorse or depression due to gambling, sometimes to the point of self-destruction?
19Has the gambling ever brought you to the point of threatening to break up the family unit?
20Do you feel that your life together is a nightmare?
yes: no:

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