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buying lottery tickets

(10 Posts)
omega1 Fri 26-Feb-21 11:25:17

when my hubby was in hospital I went into his bedroom, which I never usually do, to tidy it. I found loads and loads and loads of lottery tickets for £25 tucked down the side of his bed which I didn't know about. I am so disapppointed and finding it hard to get over. He says its his money and he can do what he likes with it, which is true, but he is also a recovering alcoholic so he seems to be a gambler now.

MissAdventure Fri 26-Feb-21 11:29:17

I think lots of people who have addiction problems swap one for another.
It's a complicated problem, but it must be awful to live with.

Bridgeit Fri 26-Feb-21 12:34:29

Would it be money that you need ? Is it Impacting on how you live as in you are going short etc.
If it is not then perhaps help him to manage / limit it.
If is the first situation, then you Probably have a bigger decision to make. Best wishes.

sodapop Fri 26-Feb-21 12:53:16

Have you posted about this before omegal or is this a new incident.

timetogo2016 Fri 26-Feb-21 16:10:14

Exactly Miis A.

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 16:30:08

I've read this before

Redhead56 Fri 26-Feb-21 16:40:22

One of my brothers was a gambler lost a lot because of it. I don’t like gambling at all I don’t understand peoples obsession with scratch cards either.

Blossoming Fri 26-Feb-21 16:49:51

You posted about this last October omegal. Is this ongoing or a new incident?

crazyH Fri 26-Feb-21 16:53:30

I am absolutely amazed at the memory of some of our posters 👍👍

MissAdventure Fri 26-Feb-21 16:58:34

Only you can decide what to do about your husbands problems, omega1.
It doesn't sound as if he is ready to face up to them.