Gambling is one of the worse habits you could have. Famous people like Dostoyevsky lost all their money in casinos. When you’re a gambler, it is also almost impossible to have a healthy relationship. People who gamble are trying to hide their loss to their close ones, when their partner and family discover the addiction trust can be lost. People who are losing a lot of money also often try to win it back and, in the end, they lose a lot more. A lot of gamblers also have credit card debts because they don’t want to acknowledge their financial problems.
The only way you can get rid of this habit is stopping completely to gamble. Beware of the techniques you are using.
One friend of mine who was a gambler tried to play with play money in an online casino and reading self- help on the subject. At the beginning it worked pretty well. He was less irritated about the idea of stop to gamble. Before that it was really difficult to talk to him about stopping. It became so important to him that I didn’t event imagine to stop. It was also a lot of better with his girlfriend. They really had problems with his addiction in their relationship. When he stopped playing for real money the tension disappeared.
Unfortunately, soon after he deposited some money on online casino to lose it all a few days after. He’s still in the process of trying to stop.
I think his story shows that self-help can work but it is always better to seek some counselling. My friend almost managed to stop but I know that some event in his family might have pushed him to gamble again. If you read self- help book about gambling but also have a professional to talk to it will be a lot easier to stay away from casinos. There are a lot of meeting which can allow you to talk about your problems. There is a lot of Gamblers Anonymous across the globe.
To get rid of your gambling addiction you need to talk about it. It can be really difficult to talk about it with your family or partner because sometimes the trust is lost. That’s the reason why talking to a professional will really help you even if you’re using effective self-help techniques. They will give you a lot of precious advices.
Get rid of your gambling addiction is only the first step to get debt free. You also need to know about debt relief programs. A lot of programs can help you: debt consolidation, debt settlement, debt management plan… Make sure you know the debt relief industry before enrolling in a program. There are a lot of scammers in this industry and you may lose thousands of dollars.