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Day one again

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:18 pm
by sml0490
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?

Re: Day one again

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 pm
by Calvin (facilitator)
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.

Re: Day one again

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:18 pm
by How the F did I get here
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?

Re: Day one again

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 am
by sml0490
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

Re: Day one again

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 am
by sml0490
I’m at day 4 gf and I managed to get through pay day without playing which was hard but good

Re: Day one again

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:25 pm
by Calvin (facilitator)
Good on you @sml0490 !
Keep it up !

Re: Day one again

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:09 pm
by FamilyFirst
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

Re: Day one again

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:12 am
by sml0490
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 😃

Re: Day one again

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:34 pm
by dragon007 (facilitator)
Hi @sml0490

Well done, one day at a time!

Re: Day one again

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:23 pm
by sml0490
I went back to them again ☹️ I’m not back to day 2 gf and It’s going to get easier I hope