I’m in a depressed state. My dad has a habit of betting in horse race. He is indulged in this activity for past 20yrs to 25yrs. My mom is still struggling with him to get rid of this habit. Because of this he gets more loans and debts from others. He lies every time he does the mistake so everyone stopped believing him even if he says truth. I got married recently with the help of my mom’s brothers and sister. He is still the same. We are very conservative family. Don’t know how to deal with him. Please help me.

He might be suffering from Compulsive Gambling. This is a mental disorder which requires treatment. Consult psychiatrist. He will be helpful in management.