Originally Posted by Pot Odds RAC
I can always find more Poker, but in my life, Friends are more rare.
I am going to rant just a little here - because I'm a bit of a geezer and that is what we do. Please take this in the manner in which it is intended. I find it a little frustrating that sometimes the most simple solutions are overlooked because people are afraid to just freaking talk to each other. Too many times people are so afraid of conflict that they avoid social interaction. I blame the Internet.
If he really is a friend then the friendship can stand a blunt discussion about your concerns. If he can't handle that sort of discussion, then maybe he wasn't that good of a friend in the first place.
Talk to him. And if he still doesn't get it - Quit the game. No real friendship is worth a few Euros. Just as I wouldn't sit at a bar watching my friend turn into an alcoholic - I'd hate have to be sitting at a Poker Table watching my friend develop a gambling problem. I'd rather drink or play elsewhere. Perhaps that would help him realize how important his well-being is to you.
This. Pretty much what I was thinking. Smart guy ^