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  • New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Is someone you care about experiencing issues with gambling? Come in here to discuss your concerns, connect, and get some helpful tips.
    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
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    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:33 pm

    For those making and maintaining change in their gambling, this is a great place to get started.
    This is a thread to introduce yourself. If you're ready to share more about your story and support, perhaps when you're ready start a new topic.
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    Hit reply and introduce yourself to the community.
    You may not be ready to talk about how gambling's impacted your life, and that's OK! You can always get started by letting us know
    • Something that interests you &
    • Something that motivates you.
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!
    Carl
    Junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:20 pm

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:01 am

    Hi I'm Carl and I am just starting out on learning about gambling so i can help my adult son
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:43 am

    Hi @Carl and welcome. Thanks for your post.
    It sounds like you're doing a great thing getting educated in order to support your son. Have you been able to have open talks with him about his gambling?
    You might find these tips helpful.

    How about you? It can be really stressful to be supporting someone,. It's important you're taking care of yourself too?
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    Carl
    Junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:20 pm

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:39 pm

    Hi @BrittV (facilitator) thanks for the note - just looked at the tips now - some interesting and surprising things there.

    we kind of talk about it - mostly i ask questions and he gives yes/no answers

    we are off to the doctor Monday together to try to get some professional help
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm

    We've had a few members join us over the last week so I just want to take a moment to warmly welcome all of you. I'm BrittV - the community mgr.
    Well done to each of you on having the strength to come here and share your story. I really hope this community is helpful for you in managing your circumstances and also getting ideas of ways to look after yourself. I really hope that it's helpful to you!

    A couple of things you may find helpful to know
    • Many find making your own thread as a great way to create a journal of sorts for your journey, but also to get answers and support from others (individual replies in other threads can get a little tricky).
    • Building connections with others here can be really helpful- with a few of you going through similar things at the moment it seems, it's a great idea to chat and support one another.
    • We have a couple of blogs which you may find helpful, about having difficult conversations, managing money and more, and also info on looking after yourself.
    Otehrwise welcome and take care, i look forward to hearing how you're doing
    @Capricorn @Pac56 @Jaharkne
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!
    Capricorn
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:28 am

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here

    Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:30 am

    Hi,, my wife has gambling problem for about 10 yrs ,I want to educate myself, help me cope with it all , and help wife .
    Cheers Cap
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    Utterlybroken
    Junior Member
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Mon May 11, 2020 8:59 pm

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Mon May 11, 2020 9:02 pm

    Hi there, I am new to this forum. I'm reaching out for support from others going through the same situation as me. Recently found out my husband of 13 years has been gambling all our money away... any support welcome. Thanks
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    gzy3
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    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

    Re: New here? Friends & family introduce yourself here!

    Tue May 12, 2020 11:14 am

    Hi @Utterlybroken , welcome to this forum.

    It seems it has been a significant shock for you since you found out your husband's long term gambling.
    I am sure it is hard to cope with.
    I hope you will feel supported and understood and get some useful tips or insights from other members.

    How have you been managing it? Have you had open and honest talks with him?

    We have a couple of blogs, which you may find helpful, about having a difficult conversation and on Is someone close to you gambling too much?
    If you feel comfortable and ready, please create your own thread too!

    Welcome to this forum again!
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