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Heather's story

Five weeks ago on a Saturday morning I was driving along down a country road with my partner thinking how much I loved our life and relationship. I almost said it out loud and thought that’s silly she knows I love her.

Within a few minutes my whole world changed as she confessed to me that she had been hiding her gambling problem for the past two years.

Over the past 5 weeks the extent of her deception has come out and she left our home tonight. A raft of lies and waste behind her as I begin to fathom how to rebuild my life.

We used to enjoy putting $100 through the pokies. Little did I know she was spending $0000’s. All savings gone, our future taken from us. Gambling destroys families; we are a same-sex couple, intelligent, professional, corporate responsible. Broken.