DEAR DEIDRE: I’m not sure my husband would have ever got help for his gambling problem without your advice. 

I wrote to you last year when I discovered that my husband had spent £9,000 of our savings gambling online. 

You sent me your support pack, Gambler In The Family, which had some great tips


You sent me your support pack, Gambler In The Family, which had some great tips

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He’s 34, I’m 33. 

His friend had made a quick buck betting on the outcome of football games and my husband thought he could do the same. 

Instead, he spent half of our house deposit. 

Then he claimed it was my fault. Apparently I was putting pressure on him to save a ‘ridiculous’ amount every month. 

You sent me your support pack, Gambler In The Family, which had some great tips. 

We downloaded Gamblock and Gamstop, which blocked all his regular sites. 

He also attended meetings with Gamblers Anonymous. Meeting other people like him meant he quickly built up a support network that helped whenever he was having a wobble. 

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He’s doing well so far and has managed to replace £3,000 already. 

Thank you. 

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so glad he’s committed to changing and that saving up for your house deposit is back on track. 

But remember – he couldn’t have got through this without your support. 

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