[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”STORY OF A GAMBLER (CHAPTER 8: AFTERMATH)” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The next day George called me into his office as soon as I arrived at work, he told me that he was going to give me some time off until I sorted out my life. I wasn’t happy because I loved my work the money was good and with my expensive habit I really needed all of the money that I could get.
However; I didn’t have a choice, if your boss tells you that you need time off you take it! I left the office that morning with my head hanging low. Here I was kicked out of my house, living in a hotel room and jobless. Was this another rock bottom moment? It really felt like it was, and even though I was feeling the way I did, I wound up right back at the casino.
I ended up playing endless rounds of blackjack, trying to drink my sorrows away. To make things worse, I just ended up getting myself further in debt and I had no one to go home to. Loneliness soon kicked in, and I called Annie and practically begged her to take me back. She refused, and she barely would speak to me unless it had to do with Andrew. A few weeks past and even though I called her every single evening to try and talk to work on our marriage nothing changed, she told me the only way she would even consider taking me back is if we both went to marriage counseling. She wanted to know what made me want to have an affair, she wanted answers and I was terrified. How could I go to counseling and talk about an affair that I didn’t have? Surely, the counselor would see through my lies and then things would be 10 times worse, now wouldn’t they? As a result, I knew I just couldn’t so I thought the best thing for now would be to buy myself some time, so I could think about what I needed to do to get my life back, I just didn’t know where to start.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]