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How can I help my parents recover from a bankruptcy and now gambling addiction?

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Dr. SCOTT JAFFE
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be Careful

Your wanting to help is admirable.
However, be carefule to not become a primary enabler. It might be possible that the bankruptcy was caused by a gambling addiction. You can suggest counseling for the addiction, a secured credit card to help them rebuild credit slowly, suggest they keep a close eye on their credit score, etc. Do not loan them money! remember, you are the child.

In brief: Be Careful

Your wanting to help is admirable.
However, be carefule to not become a primary enabler. It might be possible that the bankruptcy was caused by a gambling addiction. You can suggest counseling for the addiction, a secured credit card to help them rebuild credit slowly, suggest they keep a close eye on their credit score, etc. Do not loan them money! remember, you are the child.
Dr. SCOTT JAFFE
Dr. SCOTT JAFFE
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Detach

Be supportive without any agenda of your own.
Be neutral and maintain healthy boundaries.

In brief: Detach

Be supportive without any agenda of your own.
Be neutral and maintain healthy boundaries.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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