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Emotionally drained

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:24 pm
by DesperateWife
I'm posting today because I need to vent. I am so emotionally drained today. My husband stopped gambling recently and he has been sticking to it well. I'm very proud of him for that. But his depression has come back really strong since he quit and no one knows yet except me so I'm providing all of the emotional support.
I'm a social worker so my job is emotionally taxing as it is. But then I come home and I'm doing everything to support him. It's very draining.
I'm hoping this will change soon though. He says that he's going to go to his first gambling anonymous group tonight. He's also started talking to one on one counselling services and talking about telling his family.
But I know it's a long road ahead. Trying really hard to stay strong. My best friend knows so I've been talking to her about it and I have my own counsellor as well which helps. It's just so hard on top of all of the other life stresses we have going on at the moment.
For now I'll just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Re: Emotionally drained

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 pm
by Mona58
Have you thought about Gamblers-Non meetings?

Re: Emotionally drained

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 pm
by DesperateWife
Hi Mona58,

I have considered them but I haven't started looking into where they're located. There's part D me that wants to go to them but there's another part of me that doesn't. Not sure why. I will keep thinking about it though.