Gambling affects families
You may not have realised how much your gambling has affected your family and friends. Researchers have found that between 6 and 10 people are affected by each gambler.
Gambling often affects relationships either because of the money being spent, or because you have been hiding your problem and lying about the extent of your gambling.
there is support available
We have some advice for families and friends here at Better Futures for Gamblers, aimed at helping them help you to stop gambling, and offering them some basic moral support:
If your relationships have been affected and need work, then you can also get help from:
- Care for the Family - offers relationships, parenting support, and bereavement support across the UK.
- For relationships with partners you could also seek help from Relate - covering the UK except Scotland – www.relate.org.uk; or Relationships Scotland– www.relationships-scotland.org.uk.