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By Jim Orford

Addiction Dilemmas explores the effect of dependancy on these closest to the members affected and their households. Drawing on quite a lot of resources, the booklet discusses the stresses and lines that family are subjected to, the dilemmas that they face, and the coping suggestions that they've discovered useful.

  • Draws on a different breadth of fabric to demonstrate the dilemmas confronted by means of kinfolk in dealing with a detailed relative's addiction
  • Raises questions and issues to controversies instead of allotting prescriptive "one dimension matches all" advice
  • Brings jointly bills from learn interviews, biography, autobiography and proper fiction in an inventive and unique way
  • Tackles universal misunderstandings at public, practitioner, scholarly and coverage degrees concerning the predicaments that relatives ordinarily locate themselves in
  • Each bankruptcy closes with a statement, questions and routines designed to additional increase realizing for pros and students

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What other feelings, apart from the anger, guilt, lack of trust and feeling like a fool mentioned by these wives, do you think are commonly experienced by family members affected by the addiction problem of a close relative? If you were counselling a couple like the first wife and her husband, how would you deal with the wife’s wish to know more about how her husband was dealing with his gambling and his reluctance to talk about it? It looks as if none of these three wives can call on helpful support from any other relations.

Do you think the problems faced by wives of problem gamblers are in all important respects just like those of wives or partners of men with drink or drug problems? Are there any particular differences do you think? 2. How would you respond faced with the kind of uncertainty that the first and second wives seem to have had about the extent of their P1: OTA/XYZ JWST080-c04 P2: ABC JWST080-Orford June 10, 2011 4:10 Printer Name: Yet to Come Wives of Gamblers 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 29 husbands’ gambling problems?

They had heard the word ‘sorry’ for 10 years. Another father, who with his wife had asked their son to leave, offered his support for the Tough Love approach. The people who used Tough Love were very caring people he pointed out. They were not rejecting their families. The family is very much affected: it was like going through a very P1: OTA/XYZ JWST080-c03 P2: ABC JWST080-Orford 18 June 25, 2011 13:2 Printer Name: Yet to Come Addiction Dilemmas traumatic experience. Talking rationally to the person concerned had not got them anywhere.

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