Rebuilding Trust: How to tell if your partner has stopped gambling

When someone is struggling with a gambling problem, it is common for there to be a history of secrecy and hiding things — especially around money. A question for partners is “How can I trust that the gambling has stopped?”

I think my loved one might be ready to manage their own money, but how do we decide?

If you’ve been managing your loved one’s finances while they try to change their gambling habits, you’ve probably helped them far more than you know — but eventually, there will come a time when they’ll need to take their money management back and carry on independently. Hopefully you will have decided on an endpoint when … Continue reading I think my loved one might be ready to manage their own money, but how do we decide?

You’ve been asked to manage someone’s money: Now what?

If a friend has reached out to ask you to help them manage their money, you may be confused about why and don’t quite know what to do. Asking a trusted friend or family member for help to handle money is a common strategy that many people use to stop or reduce their gambling. It’s … Continue reading You’ve been asked to manage someone’s money: Now what?