This time last year I lied to my girlfriend of four years. I told her I was accepted for a loan of a large sum and that I would have it soon.
I convinced her to lend me her entire savings account, based off the lie I had another loan coming to pay it all back. I lost every single penny of her savings in three hours by playing the slots and blackjack.
At that point I knew I had a problem. I was lying to get my fix from money I did not have.
I'm still struggling, and I'm still gambling every now and then. I'm trying to find the strength to drop this horrible problem.
I just keep chasing the money, deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. If you're developing a problem, stop before it's too late.