If you are the spouse, family member, or friend of someone with a gambling problem, it is only natural to want to help. Gamblers, however, are not always ready or willing to admit that they have a problem, and confronting them may not achieve what you were hoping. You cannot make someone stop just because their gambling is affecting you.
So, how do you know how serious the gambling problem is? How can you break the silence? What should you do to help a problem gambler? What should not you do? How can you protect your children and yourself?