I think my husband is seriously becoming addicted to playing poker, and I can’t stand it much longer?
Question by michelle c : I think my husband is seriously becoming addicted to playing poker, and I can’t stand it much longer? I moved to the US a few months ago, to marry my husband. I knew he liked to play poker, but I feel like its spiriling out of control. He is a very good poker player – he rarely looses, and frequently wins $ 500+, so his ego is becoming over-inflated.
The past week, he has been playing online everyday. On Thursday he was playing from 10-3am, the next day he played online a little bit, and then we went out for dinner…with poker friends. Saturday was poker all day online – I had a minor car accident, and he seemed more interested in playing poker. Then today, he’s playing poker again, and will be playing a tournament tonight. Meals are even eaten infront of the PC!! He claims “theres nothing better to do right now” so he may as well play – how can I argue that??
Once a fortnight he goes out & plays till 9am! It just hurts me, because it was only on Wednesday we had a huge argument about how I thought his playing was becoming obsessive, so he said he would play less, pls help. Best answer:
Answer by bittsen2000
Any addiction will kill a marriage.
If he won’t go to counseling, then you go. You might also want to start putting some cash away before you NEED to escape.
Gamblers usually brag about their winnings but never tell of their losses. It might be that the $ 500 he wins is at a $ 1,000 loss.
If he doesn’t stop his addiction, you will find your credit ruined soon. Nobody rides a winning streak forever. Online gambling is set specifically for people to lose. I guarantee you he hasn’t told you the entire story.
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