Gambling has smashed my life to pieces. I had the perfect family scenario. Absolute gorgeous partner, two beautiful kids, a good job, a home and a car each.
For years I lied to my partner to cover my addiction. Spending every cent of my pay check, leaving her with 100 per cent of our daily expenses. I couldn't hide it forever and when I relapsed a few times after counselling, she left me.
We sold the house and overnight I got almost $300,000 deposited into my bank account. All gone… $20,000 super, all gone… Tax return, all gone. Won $7,000 recently from $200. All gone.
Gambling will give me a heart attack if I keep going. I know this for a fact.
Please. Please don't gamble.