Impacts of gambling on family relationships
Gambling has both positive and negative effects on family relationships, yet everything can be solved just by making right decisions.
It is should be noted that a person that gambles, doesn’t even think what influence it has. Victory in a card game or slot machine has a huge effect on a player that can be compared to a drug. A player gets adrenaline, euphoria, etc. Yet, coming back into the real world, this same player experiences dissatisfaction and a feeling as if he/she lacks something important.
Indeed, gambling — is a mini-model of a player’s behavior in real life. A game is capable of giving such positive qualities as: an ability to make decisions quickly, foresee the outcome of these decisions, etc. Sooner or later, gambling becomes something more than just a hobby. And only real professionals can clearly divide family from gambling. Being at home, experts forget about all losses and wins as well as worries. Whereas, the majority of usual players cannot do it and very often work off on a family because of their losses.
Another possible disadvantage is the fact that a person might start telling lies about the amount of winning or lost money. Especially, if we are talking about men, who try to provide for their family and make gambling the main source of income. It happens that the lost sums don’t make families happy and winning money is not enough. In order to keep these relationships going, it is necessary to define further actions together. Perhaps, it would be right to limit the money when going to a casino. Maybe, it would be even better to find a full-time job. If a family makes such a decision, it means, it is a necessity.
In case if gambling brings a lot of money, families should be ready to let players go to different competitions. It should be perceived as a working day on a holiday or weekend.
Of course, gambling is a barrier for family relationships and that’s why everything depends on a player and his/her relatives and families. If they are ready to make right and wise decisions, then gambling will never break a family.