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  • New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    For people making and maintaining change in their gambling. Connect, ask questions, offer advice, and share your story in here. If you are new to the site drop in and say hello!
    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed May 05, 2021 1:31 pm

    Welcome to our newest member @AndreD!

    This space is for sharing experiences with other people that have gone through similar situations, supporting each other and also providing useful information.

    Please feel free to post an intro about you and don't hesitate to reach out if you need help or have any questions.

    Looking forward to seeing you around in the forums.
    :);
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    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun May 09, 2021 12:43 pm

    Happy Mother's Day everyone!

    And welcome to our newest members @Anita44 and @james09090909. :);

    In the forums you'll find some useful information, as well as the support from others that have gone through similar experiences. Please feel free to post an intro about yourselves and don't hesitate to reach out if you need help or have any questions.

    Looking forward to seeing you around in the forums.
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    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon May 10, 2021 11:33 am

    Welcome to our newest members @quitforgoodjm, @Makka & @Arinairani2017!

    The forums are a safe space for you to share your experiences, get support from the community and find some useful information. Hopefully, you'll get inspired with the Success Stories or even have a go at the 100 Day Challenge. Whatever your goals, we're here to support you.

    Please feel free to post an intro about yourselves, let us know what has brought you to the forums and what are you hoping to find on here.

    Looking forward to seeing you around in the forums.
    :D
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    Anita44
    Senior Member
    Posts: 109
    Joined: Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue May 11, 2021 12:01 pm

    Day 3 Hi everyone how are you doing today? last night I couldn't sleep, can't stop thinking how much money I been waste in the pokies machine, from now on I won't go near their again.
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    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue May 11, 2021 5:40 pm

    Hi @Anita44,

    Congrats on your Day 3!!! :cool:

    I'm really sorry to hear that you couldn't sleep last night. If you ever feel like you need to speak to someone, our counsellors are available 24/7 for free on 1800 858 858.

    I really hope you start feeling better soon. Keep reaching out, we're here for you. :);
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    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue May 11, 2021 5:44 pm

    Welcome to our newest members @rjh100, @Welito, @Jen71au, @Allanralph, @Morechilli13 & @Annon123355

    In the forums you'll find the support from others that have gone through similar experiences, as well as some useful information on strategies and the advice of the other members of the community.

    Please feel free to post an intro about yourselves and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Looking forward to seeing you around.
    :);
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    Lovely Cat Lady
    Moderator
    Posts: 178
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed May 12, 2021 10:58 am

    Welcome to our newest members @TillyRose & @I.b.m!

    The forums are a safe space for you to share your experiences, get support from the community and find some useful information. Hopefully, you'll get inspired with the Success Stories or even have a go at the 100 Day Challenge. Whatever your goals, we're here to support you.

    Please feel free to post an intro about yourselves, let us know what has brought you to the forums and what are you hoping to find on here.

    Looking forward to seeing you around in the forums.
    :D
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    Welito
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:53 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed May 12, 2021 7:14 pm

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for checking in @Lovely Cat Lady . I am currently up to day 14 and celebrating the two week mark since my last gambling session. So far it has not been too bad as I have been extremely busy with work but I have got through 2 weekends without gambling which I have not done in a long, long time. I am aware to continue the measures I have put in place to ensure that if the urges begin I am ready to shut them out. Next goal is 20 :) Good strength to everyone here on their journeys.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1945
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Thu May 13, 2021 8:34 am

    Great job in reaching 2 weeks..you have taken a giant step towards being gamble free..
    Keep up the good work
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    yep123
    Member
    Posts: 34
    Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:43 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Fri May 14, 2021 9:30 pm

    Hi All!

    I am so thankful for this page, it gives me hope! I love hearing the success stories!

    My story is that 8 months ago i gambled a lot of money, a house deposit and a car. i pulled myself out of the sadness and got another job and saved a lot of money. Working 80 plus hours a week.

    Now today, i have relapsed and spent a lot of money again. All that hard work, long hours and days and nights.. All gone.
    I thought i had put things in place so it would not happen again. I have banned myself from all online bookies. Today i went on the casino website.

    Has anybody else got a similar story? the relapses! I really really want to stop and put an end to the gambling.

    And how am i going to move on.

    Thank you :)
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