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Gambling has destroyed my life

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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby travis » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Up - Down - inside out
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby travis » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:26 pm

Hello,

Day 1.

Everything is already lost. Family, friends job home it's all gone.

I am all that is left. I should have got help years ago. It was all too easy to log into a sports betting account on my phone.

Lies, deciept, fraud, selfishness were and in some form still are part of my life.

Deservedly so that everything is lost, how on earth does anyone keep going on?

Confused, desperate, uscertainty - all driving factors to get back on the punt.

But no, not this week. I am going to fight hard, though my family have understandably abandoned me, the least I can do moving forward is get an income and ensure they have what they need to live.

Anti gambling buddy needed
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby Jerry (facilitator) » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:55 am

Hi Travis,

Congratulations for acknowledging your gambling problem and seeking out help. The day you ask for help is the day your relationship with gambling changes.

You are sure to find a non gambling buddy or two here.

Welcome to the forum
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby Jasmine » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Hello Travis,
It may not mean much but at least, you are certainly not alone.

I am in the same boat. Up and down. Give in and give up many times. Life is in the deficit at the moment. All physical and psychological damages starts its toll on my mind and body. I again restart my fight. It's only day 2 but I have nothing left to give to the devil.

I am here fighting with you.
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby debsta70 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:45 pm

Well here i am 40 Days Gamble free, 1st challenge achieved
I had mentioned in my post that my family and i had booked a Limousine to go to Crown Casino a very long time ago for the day and night with my dad for his 90th Birthday. Well that day was yesterday and i survived, im not going to say it was easy with temptation around me all day and night but i did it, i actually did it. Halfway through the day i walked across to DFO and found a very nice Geelong Cats Football jacket for $100 and bought it. This was my reward and it felt great.
So to anyone reading this that is new to this site, feel happy to know that removing gambling from your life is achievable if you want to turn your life around bad enough.
Still sticking to the theory ONE DAY AT A TIME and hope everyone else has had a great weekend too
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby Pea pod » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi Debsta congratulations on day 40. That is wonderful I'm day 48 today it does feel good.
Your very strong going to into a casino and not gambling well done. Personally I am avoiding any gambling establishment. I have no desire to go into one but also I don't trust myself yet. Hopefully one day. Keep strong and enjoy happiness being GF.
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby In trouble » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Hi I have finally realised I have a problem the last 5 years I have gambled away thousands and put myself indebt trying to win my way out. I'm trying to reach out for help. What stradgies should I use to get out of this horrible cycle
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby debsta70 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:03 pm

Hey Pea Pod, lol i was just on your page responding as you were on mine..... trust me i didnt want to go to the casino but knew since i had organised this surprise for my dad that i shouldnt pull out so i guess i just prepared myself with all my weapons lol..
Awesome work day 48 GO YOU
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby debsta70 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 pm

Hey Travis & In trouble,
I am happy to chat with you both but you may want to create a post of your story so that all the members can see it. This post was mine (happy to share) but only people following me will read it. Let me know if you need help to create your own posts
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Re: Gambling has destroyed my life

Postby Joy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:28 pm

Hi Deb,

Well done on the big night out. That was a difficult position to be in when you've stopped gambling and in a casino! Well done, :) ......... seriously though ..... a CATS jumper !!!!!.

Joy :) Car'n the Roos !
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