Hello. I’m a 37-year-old woman from a family of 8 children. For the past 2 or 3 years, my 49-year-old sister has had gambling problems.
She always tells us she has stopped gambling and is going to Gamblers Anonymous, but she recently borrowed a large sum of money from my father again ($1,800), claiming it was to replace the transmission in her car (he trusts her and believes she doesn’t gamble anymore). But then we found out she borrowed the same amount from someone else for the same reason.
When we try to talk to her about it, she gets angry and says she’s not gambling again, and we don’t trust her. She avoids us. We all feel sick about it. Her kids think she has stopped.
Thank you for the support and very useful information you sent us.