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    Concerned Partner
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:59 pm

    Lost and confused..

    Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:39 pm

    My partner is struggling with what I would define as a pokie addiction - he has always played them on a regular basis HOWEVER lately has been playing them daily and it is starting to have a negative affect on our relationship financially, emotionally and physically.


    I have tried reaching out to him one-on-one but it is always met with harsh criticism and ends in an argument.

    I feel like every week the same storyline plays out and I am at my wits end trying to be supportive without feeling betrayed, confused, irrate, frustrated and hurt.

    What I was wondering is what techniques people have found effective with overcoming a pokie addiction?

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    David2
    Senior Member
    Posts: 142
    Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 4:34 am

    RE: Lost and confused..

    Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:28 am

    Sounds like he is in denial. I don't even gamble every week and still consider myself to have a full blown addiction. But even not being in denial it still is a long road to recovery. But it's the first step. He has to want to help himself.
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    Noah (facilitator)
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    Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:53 pm

    RE: Lost and confused..

    Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:11 pm

    Hi Concerned partner,

    have you ever spoken to a counsellor about this? If you're interested and you live in Australia, I can give you more info about free gambling counselling for partners of people who gamble.... or you can call 1800 858 858 and speak to a telephone counsellor who can talk through some options... anyways.. let me know and happy to provide some info

    Noah
    Concerned Partner (4/11/2013)

    My partner is struggling with what I would define as a pokie addiction - he has always played them on a regular basis HOWEVER lately has been playing them daily and it is starting to have a negative affect on our relationship financially, emotionally and physically.


    I have tried reaching out to him one-on-one but it is always met with harsh criticism and ends in an argument.

    I feel like every week the same storyline plays out and I am at my wits end trying to be supportive without feeling betrayed, confused, irrate, frustrated and hurt.

    What I was wondering is what techniques people have found effective with overcoming a pokie addiction?
    0 x

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