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Day one again

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sml0490
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Day one again

Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:18 pm

11 years addicted to these machines and it’s not changed. I got married last week and I don’t want my marriage to be consumed by machines.
I’m looking for someone to talk to help while I’m trying to stop. Maybe someone to txt or something. Anyone on the Gold Coast up for a chat?
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Shan04
Calvin (facilitator)
Senior Member
Posts: 210
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: Day one again

Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 pm

Hello @sml0490,

I'm Calvin, one of the facilitators here on GH Online.

Congratulations on your wedding, this should be an exciting time for you, and gambling has caused some unpleasant feelings etc.

If you would like to speak with a counsellor, you're more than welcome to get in touch by webchat or our helpline on 1800 858 858.
Theres always some support out there, as well as on this forum.

In the meantime, try to acknowledge what your urges/motivations are to gamble and overtime trying to manage them.
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How the F did I get here
Senior Member
Posts: 209
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

Re: Day one again

Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:18 pm

Hey there,

Good you have come here, lots of support on here.

Yes you def dont want those pokies to over shadow what's meant to be an exciting time in your life, and you def dont want it to break your marriage down.

They ruin everything, and it's easier said than done to say just give up.

Does you other half know about your issues or extent?
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sml0490
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: Day one again

Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 am

Yes she knows about the issues as she plays them to but has no problem staying away from them. She works at a venue also which makes things tricky
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Shan04
sml0490
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: Day one again

Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 am

I’m at day 4 gf and I managed to get through pay day without playing which was hard but good
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Shan04
Calvin (facilitator)
Senior Member
Posts: 210
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: Day one again

Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:25 pm

Good on you @sml0490 !
Keep it up !
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FamilyFirst
Senior Member
Posts: 187
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Re: Day one again

Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:09 pm

Hi @sml0490 ,
Well done, try to stay strong. It is the hardest in the first days/weeks, overcoming strong urges.
Try to keep yourself busy with other activities during those times when you would normally turn to gambling.
I picked up a book and ended up reading for 9 months straight... I've since taken up new hobbies and have plenty of time for family :rolleyes:

Limit access to cash where possible and just try to keep unnecessary temptation at bay.

Keep going your doing great.
Cheers, Lee
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sml0490
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: Day one again

Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:12 am

Thanks for your kind and helpful words! Today is day 7 and yesterday I was near them and didn’t touch them. I kind of felt a disgust feeling toward them

Feeling positive 😃
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Shan04
dragon007 (facilitator)
Member
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:07 am

Re: Day one again

Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi @sml0490

Well done, one day at a time!
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sml0490
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: Day one again

Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:23 pm

I went back to them again ☹️ I’m not back to day 2 gf and It’s going to get easier I hope
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Shan04

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