I have had to put up with gambling for over 40 years, my husband is a compulsive gambler.

I felt so alone and unable to talk to anyone. I could not talk to my husband about his gambling addiction or even our children, I was at the end of the road in fact I thought I was going insane.
Thankfully, I found Gam-Anon!

On entering the Gam-Anon room, I was extremely apprehensive and nervous. I am a stroke survivor and find speaking in front of people very daunting. For a few meetings I listened and slowly but surely, I began to open up. In the room, I felt safe.

Relating to other members stories I now feel safe enough to unburden myself to all. I know longer feel like I am alone or going mad. For this, I am truly grateful.

I have been going to Gam-Anon for nearly 2 years. During that time, I have kept listening and learning. I know there is a long way to go and much more for me to unburden but feel safe that I can talk to people who are going through a situation similar to mine. They understand.

To be completely honest, I do not know what I would have done if I had not picked up the phone and reached out for help. Thank you Gam-Anon!

Lyn (Gam-Anon Edinburgh)
February 2024

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