The most common gambling problem is the loss of money. Savings, property or belongings may suddenly be lost.
This kind of problem is making the family feel scared, angry and betrayed. Emotional problems and isolation Gambling problems are causing strong feelings.
Gambling affects the family members and it may feel ashamed, hurt, afraid, angry, confused and distrustful.
These feelings make it harder to solve problems. There are some effects of gambling on family the following:
The person gambles may even deny and there is a problem. There are isolations of another problem:
- Many partners do not want to be emotionally or physically close to the person who has hurt them.
- Many people are affected by gambling problems to avoid other people because they feel ashamed.
- This makes it hard to get love and support. Friendships may end because of unpaid debts.
Physical and mental health
The stress of gambling problems is sometimes caused health problems, for both the person who gambles and the family.
This is included anxiety, depression and stress-related problems such as poor sleep, ulcers, bowel problems, headaches, and muscle pains.
Burnout many families have trouble coping. It is trying to keep things in control by taking on more tasks. This is leading to burnout.
Family members are focusing on the person with gambling problems and forget to take care of themselves or to have fun.
Physical and Emotional
Abuse Family violence is more common in crisis. Gambling problems are leading to physical or emotional abuse of a partner, elder parent or child.
Children may be hurt due to pent-up anger. This is happening in your family and gets help right away. If someone is in immediate danger, please you can contact the Ontario problem gambling helpline.