My sister and her gambling addiction!!
My sister is 46 years old and is married for the second time and has two daughters from her first marriage. She also has a bad gambling problem.
After her first marriage, she was single for a few years and in that time I feel is when she started her gambling addiction. She passes two casinos on her way home and I truly believe that her being single had a lot to do with it because she didn't have a husband to hurry home to after work and had no accountability.
She had a beautiful double wide mobile home and about 2 1/2 acres of land and lost it due to gambling. She bounced back after a few years of struggling to make ends meet. Then she had reunited with a old high school friend and they got married.
Well, we all thought that she had the problem beat because now she has a new husband to keep her mind occupied and was to busy with him and her two daughters. Today I got a phone call from her and I was nervous cause she doesn't call me very often. She proceeded to tell me she messed up and asked me to loan her $2000 so her husband wouldn't find out she lost it to the casino.
Apparently, she has been going to the casino because she told me that he had told her if she keeps it up and keeps losing their money he was going to leave her. I really don't know what to do.
I want to help her but I also know what an addict is more likely going to do. I've been there done that. Borrow a lot of money on the preconception I was going to pay my bills and did the complete opposite, I went out and got high as hell.
I'm afraid that is what she would do is gamble it away and I don't want to hold her hand and follow her around to make sure that's what she is doing with the money because I don't want her to resent me thinking I don't trust her. What do I do???