My boyfriend and I share an apartment.
We share one car together.
He keeps taking our money and spending it all in one sitting at the casino.
I feel like he has no care for our son even though he is an amazing dad, who is hands on.
He leaves us broke every single month with his gambling problem.
We don’t have help from any of our parents and we watch our son without help.
I just don’t know what to do. I don’t think I can keep living like this.
And communication doesn’t really do anything, as I’ve tried to talk to him about our finances and what we need to do for our son.
I have no one to vent to. I feel like I’m all in this by myself.
Start attending Alanon. That’s for people in relationship with an addict. They have support groups for gambler relationships, too.
Show your son that YOU have standards. And don’t use a “good” parent thing as an excuse. He’s acting selfish, immature and childish. That can mimic friendliness and fun. Addicts are great cons and manipulators.