Hi all, I’ll try to keep this as short as possible!
so 22 years ago I met my partner, little did I know at that time he had a gambling addiction. He did stop for 3 years at which point we brought a house, then it started again, he remortgaged without me knowing as i wasnt on the mortgage because of my credit rating.came home one day to be told he had remortgaged so many times and missed payments we were going to have to sell.At that point his parents stepped in and paid the mortgage, since then we have lived in the house but the gambling has continued over the years.We have a son who is 8, i work full time and owe 23k roughly all because ive tried to help him out of financial messes.
well ive now had enough, i cant trust him, i dont think i have any feelings towards him.he has drained me in every way possible and i want out.he just expects me to bail him out all the time and when i dont i get the silent treatment like right now, this is not living !
what worries me is i dont know where to start with housing help etc, i need to be near my sons school as to take him out would be too stressful for him.please someone help!
GamCare also offer support to anyone effected by gambling related harms. You can get in touch with the service via the following link:
GamCare – Provide information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. GamCare operate the National Gambling Helpline, and provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling 0808 8020 133 https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
You may also be able to receive some guidance via the Single Parent Helpline. Here are the contact details:
Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline – Freephone 0808 802 0925
Opening hours: Mon 10 – 6, Tues 10- 4, Wed 10 – 1 & 5 – 7, Thurs 10 – 4, Fri 10 – 4 They can be busy so callers can expect to wait up to 20 minutes before the call is answered
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