I am sorry I know football is almost synonymous to what a "real man" is and I know some gals love football too, I am not against it, I mean sporting side of it but if the coin is flipped,if stakes,bet and wagering are concerned,then my friend's story can be a "lesson" borrowed now.
I bumped into an old friend yesterday afternoon, before I could ask about her husband,(cos I know the husband as well) she just told me that she got divorced from him 3 years ago, I was surprised because the husband to me was a good good kind of male breed.
Then sensing my curiosity, she just said,"nothing with girls, you know Tony,right? In fact he was a good man but I did not know that he was into football gambling,when I found out, I forgave him once but the second time around, it was far worse than the first time.
She trusted him with their combined FDs of about RM30,000,he lost it from gambling, her last straw was when her husband begged her to sell their house because besides RM30,000,he got involved with "ah longs" and the amount owed was insurmountable.
Her ultimatum to her husband was,if he insisted to sell the house, divorce was inevitable but sadly Tony had got no way out and my friend decided to take half of the proceed from selling the house and moved on with her own life.
As a husband and a father,I sincerely ask of you this to all my lady friends, please be careful with your man's "habits" particularly football betting or any kind of gambling, it can be very deadly.
I really don't know how to advise lah but with so many football matches day in and day out, the enticements are like ubiquitous,just be careful lah.........
There is just no fun in spoiling a happy home, you know what I mean?
P/S : The shoo-in from gambling is that eventually you will never win