Hi Grub,Grub wrote:Hi over the last few years i have been gambling on poker machines i started because i was bord now i have managed to spend all our savings credit cards are maxed and my husband has just lost his job and thinks we have money but we dont i am so ashamed and dont know how to tell him what ive done i cant sleep and dont know what to do cant pay our rent i think he will leave me when he finds out feeling sick to my stomach i am such a looser no way out for me .
Welcome! It sounds like you're feeling really trapped. This is such a common feeling at the early stage of facing a gambling problem. I think when feeling overwhelmed, sometimes just taking a couple of very small steps can help one feel a bit more in control. Perhaps the next step for you might be to make an anonymous and confidential call to Gamblers Helpline: 1800 858 858 and they can help you to explore what options might be available to you. There is free financial counselling as well as gambling specific face to face counselling available all over Australia. You are not alone.
Keep in touch and let us know how you are going.
Take care of yourself,