If our AC hadn't died about 2 weeks before buying all my chips she probably wouldn't have minded but I told her I was buying poker chips instead of putting the money towards the AC lol. The AC can be fixed in the spring anyways, no rush being its fall already .She should be doing cartwheels after hearing that you only spent 5 bills.
That sounds bad and not like something that has more to do with gambling than with drinking. Alcohol doesn't give good advices.I used to have a problem back in the day. Playing in games I had no clue about and also drinking while playing poker before I had ever read a poker book and spent any time studying the game. Most of my gaming troubles I believe had to do with alcohol problems.
I know plenty of degenerate gamblers though. One kid lost 40k at the blackjack tables that he owed to a bookie. Not sure how that one played out.