[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”CHAPTER 5 : DISAPPOINTMENT” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Relationships are hard to begin with especially if you’re in a committed relationship. If one person has an addiction and a very expensive one like gambling, it’s, even more, difficult. About five years ago, I was offered a promotion, and I became a partner at the law firm, I was on the biggest high of my life. I mean who wouldn’t be?
More money usually equals more success. The first thing I intended on doing with my big boost in salary was to buy something simply stunning for Annie. My intentions were there, but once again my addiction kicked in, and I ended up going home empty handed and broke. I thought I’d go for a quick trip to the casino and try my luck, after all, I had a 30,000 increase in my bank account. If I had been smart, I would of put it in our house fund and use it to get out of some of the debt I created. However; smarts don’t always come through when you’re in the bottomless pit of addiction.
So, I went in and sat down at the blackjack table put down $1000 on my first hand and to my surprise I won with a hand of 21. I contemplated in my head for a short moment whether or not I should stay and continue to play or take my money and head for the hills back home. In the end, I stayed, and I won a few hands here and there, but I became greedy thinking I could win more, and then I started losing and the rest of the night was a huge disappointment. I lost all of my increase in a total of three hours. I left the casino that night with my head hanging really low, feeling ashamed and disgusted with myself.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]