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Re: Support

Postby Oregon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:03 pm

Sorry to hear that Matilda
If you can walk away with a small loss that is an improvement. But don't go back trying to chase your money. Otherwise it'll turn out just as bad.

I've given up access to money when I know I'll have the time to gamble alone. It has worked wonders for me.
But the one day I left my card in my wallet I was back in front of the machines again. Luckily I stopped myself just in time.

It is hard work and there are down days, but they are nowhere near as bad as the days where you lost more than you could afford.
Keep trying and looking to the webpage and forums for support.

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Re: Support

Postby Mona58 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:27 pm

It is hard Matilda.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: Support

Postby Matilda » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:59 pm

Well I fell down yesterday and gave in to an urge. Sadly I enjoyed my time. But far less money, no cards, short time. That is an improvement. I don't think I can go cold turkey...It is too hard. But I am on my way again. I guess there are some down times with all the good. .
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Re: Support

Postby puggles » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 pm

We are all cheering you on Matilda!

Keep up the focus!! You can get through tomorrow
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Re: Support

Postby DFP » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:45 pm

Are you able to move the money to a safe account straight away - one where you don't have instant access? Or give the money to someone who will help you be accountable? I feel that limiting access to cash is very important - especially at the start. Best wishes - you can do it!!!
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Re: Support

Postby Mona58 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:36 am

You CAN do it Matilda!

perhaps subscribe to daily SMS support from GambHelp...? (its on the homepage of this site)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Support

Postby Matilda » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:33 am

Thanks everybody . Good to know your experiences. It is a real struggle. My body, my emotions are all brain washed into a habit. I felt like screaming the other day. But it went away. I can't financially afford going to the machines. So I must keep going. Money comes in to morrow, so the challenge will be on !
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Re: Support

Postby Oregon » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:37 am

Good to hear you could go to a venue to stay cool and just watch cricket

I have done this once before, first thing i did was go to the bar in the pokie room and chat to the barwoman
Told her that I have a pokie problem and if she sees me in here to kick me out straight away.

It worked I was not tempted to go in again!

Congrats on making these first steps to quitting for good
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Re: Support

Postby Jeddie » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:27 pm

Stay home Matilda. Get into your Pj’s and throw the car keys out into the middle of the sun. At least getting dressed and the hot keys will help you not give in..lol

Strength to you x
IN GAMBLING THE MANY MUST LOSE IN ORDER THAT THE FEW MAY WIN
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Re: Support

Postby Mona58 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:00 pm

well done Matilda! Keep strong,
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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