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  • Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    A place for our whole Gambling Help Online community to connect. Includes special forum events, monthly rundowns and a place to chat with forum friends.
    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:13 pm

    Hi everyone, happy Tuesday :)

    Looking forward to tonight's chat - as always jump in any time, I'll be here until 9pm AEDST.

    How's everyone's week been? How are you feeling about the week ahead?
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!
    A new start
    Junior Member
    Posts: 20
    Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:22 pm

    Hi everyone!

    Thought I join in on the chatty Tuesday and check out how chatty it is.

    Some may have seen my previous posts and after joining just over a year ago. I’m back active on the forum and now again 18days gambling free.
    I joined last year after having another big binch of loosing money, I had been gambling on and of for a lot of years by than. It started slowly and after having bigger wins I had way bigger losses. I probably was gambling free for a few month last year, but it slowly crapt up again on me. I don’t think I was in the right mindset last year and I made the goal about not loosing. Ha! Well that didn’t work, as I remember going back and winning! Unfortunately!!
    Now the goal is to be gambling free!! Well here we are 18days and the week has been pretty good, but still having a lot of thoughts about gambling, even though venues are closed the thoughts are still there!

    How is everyone else finding their week?
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 378
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:54 pm

    @Anewstart.

    Not very chatty is it!

    😂
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 378
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:00 pm

    @Anewstart

    I also am still having thoughts even though venues are closed. What a surreal time hey, good time to try and give it a good crack at giving up hey.
    So good they are closed, I mean not good for staff, and I do feel bad for staff but I couldn't give 2 ***** about the owners of the venue's though.

    The problem is, is that it will boom once again and people will go out with a vengeance when they reopen.

    Hopefully some of us will get a good start at giving up and not want to go back.
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    JinxyWolf
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    Posts: 328
    Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:51 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:31 pm

    Hi Guys,

    It is a very strange time but one positive to take from all this is it's given all those who want to quit this habit time. Time to take stock of what is really important in life with out having the pull of the gaming venues to worry about. So I say take this time, sort out what you want out of your life, start dealing with the issues that make you want to gamble, face them head on and as scary as that may sound you are stronger than you think.

    By the time the venues open again you will have all the tools you need to stay away and start enjoying life once again. Most of all you will have had time, time to let the gamble fog lift and you will be seeing things much clearer.

    There is life after gambling and it is awesome :cool: :cool:

    Be well and stay safe.

    JinxyWolf
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    How the F did I get here
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    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:21 pm

    @JinxyWolf

    True words you speak! Will also give people chance to get their bank balance up and hopefully get a start on some debts.
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Joined: Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:05 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I'm the new Online Community Manager taking over from @BrittV (facilitator) :);

    Chatty Tuesdays are kicking off again and I'm wondering how everyone is going?

    I'm going to tag a few members to check in @Alex73 @pamela @Chad20 @Flick86

    Everyone is welcome to join in. Jump in anytime in the night, you may like to talk about your week, something on your mind or a particular topic?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
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    Chad20
    Junior Member
    Posts: 12
    Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:07 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:42 pm

    @Hello3

    Hi, thanks for the msg.

    I’m going good. I’m so motivated to beat my addiction. I’ve set goals, done self help activities and done a self assessment on where my behaviors associated with gambling align with my values and morals. It’s shocking where gambling has taken me and I’ve realized it’s not just the financial impact I want to stop but I want to change who I am and get back to the real me before gambling took over my life.

    I can’t wait to be paid in a week as that’s my first step of not taking on the temptation. I’m genuinely pumped up. I’m doing the 100 day challenge and looking forward to using that as my first big milestone but I’ve set lots of little goals to achieve along the way. 1 of them is not saying no or cancelling on a friends invite to catch up or do something if I am genuinely available :)
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    pamela
    Senior Member
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    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:46 pm

    Hello,I want to say how much I have taken away from this forum and how much it helped me .
    I never thought I could or would give up,but I did.
    I am worried about what will happen when the machines get turned back on
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
    Member
    Posts: 33
    Joined: Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am

    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:14 am

    Hi @Chad20

    That's so great to hear that you are going well and that you are making progress. It sounds like you've recognised where gambling has taken you which is a huge step in itself. Well done on taking that first step and also doing the self-assessment and setting goals. The 100 day challenge is a great way to assist with staying on track as well as support from our community, we are right behind you cheering you on :); Do keep us updated with how you're going.
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