Hi! My name is Mickey and my husband is addicted to gambling. He's always buying scratch off tickets which at first I didn't think was a big deal....was I wrong! You can spend alot on those thing! To me, it's like throwing money out the window! He's very stingy with money when it comes to upkeep on the house, gifts for birthdays & Christmas, etc.
I was just reading a couple of posts and they remind me of myself! My
husband and I are both retired and own our home. I learned quite a few
years ago to keep our finances separate!! My husband seems to borrow from
everyone! He's always broke! I am just so stressed out with our living
situation....our kids are grown, but he has even borrowed money from them!
(I learned this after the fact!) We've been having quite a few arguments.
He's very moody and resentful (even though I pay for most things and he
brings in double what I do sith SS and pensions)! I'm just not so aure what
to do since we're both in our late 60's. I brought up the idea of us
separating and he said he would if I give him $10,000 (he wants half of
what our house is worth but he knows I can't do that)! Our house is
probably only valued in the $40,000 range, but I'm sure glad it's in both
of our names or we wouldn't have it now! He knows I have money saved in my
401k plan so I could give him the $10,000.....
I didn't touch my 401K when I
was working, he spent all his before he was even retired!
I'm just glad I found this group! Wondering if it's too late for me to do
anything at my age! Should have done something years ago!
I'm just as resentful since he just "blows" money. He pays utilities and
insurance and I pay groceries and anything that goes wrong in the house or
He admits he has a problem but does nothing about it.....sorry to burn
your ears off! I feel better now that I've even talked about it!
Any advice you can give me would be appreciated!