Women with gambling disorder (GD) cope with many challenges during their recovery including shame, guilt, and the social stigma attached to them as women who betrayed their traditional gender roles. This chapter shows how women who have recovered from GD depict and re-establish their relationships in recovery. Twelve Israeli women aged 45–71 were interviewed. They described how they actively repositioned themselves in family relationships as spouses and mothers, changed their communication patterns and interactions with their loved ones, and developed friendships with members of support groups. These findings are interpreted through two theoretical lenses: social capital and self-in-relation.
|Title of host publication||Behavioural Addiction in Women|
|Subtitle of host publication||An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|