Married 29 years with 12 kids and another baby on the way, Michelle, 47, says her husband, Rod, “Has had a serious gambling problem, pretty much ever since I’ve known him.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Fed up with your spouse?
She says her husband’s gambling debt is currently around $40,000. WATCH Oldest Of 13 Siblings Says Her Parents Are Tired, ‘And They Still Have So Much Work Ahead Of Them’
Rod acknowledges he has struggled with multiple dependency issues, including gambling and alcohol abuse; but says the one causing the biggest problem in his marriage right now is pornography. “I’ve been addicted since high school,” he admits.
“I am so done,” says Michelle, adding, “I don’t think he’s going to change and I can’t live like this.”
“I’m making progress,” says Rod who claims he’s been 22 years without a drink and hasn’t been active in his other addictions for some time.
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