How did goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s wife help him kick his gambling addiction?

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Now aged 72, Peter Shilton’s football career has spanned three decades

As England’s most capped player, goalkeeper Peter Shilton was one of the most successful and famous players in the world, but off the pitch Shilton was a lifelong gambling addict – until his wife managed to help him quit. kick. In her own words, Steve Shelton describes life with a gambling addict and how she is determined to help others with loved ones struggling with the same problem.

Shortly after we met in 2012, I noticed his suspicious behavior. He would leave the room to use his phone, and he was suspiciously reserved.

I thought there was another woman, so if you live with a gambling addict, you will inevitably feel like there is a third party in your relationship.

On his phone I saw the same number over and over again, it was a betting company’s phone number.

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