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    User 5b23811d1360e
    Junior Member
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:15 pm

    Well done Maz for speaking up. That was so brave of you to let it all out with that information. It wouldve felt nice to get that off your chest because it definitely helped me. I am not in a relationship but sounds like you have a great connection with your partner. Im sure things will improve for you if you can stick to the task, the 100 day challenge is a great start. Although i fell away after day 5 ive had so much support from other users. Were in this together!
    Hang in there this weekend!
    Frosty
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    Restoration2*
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:11 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:14 pm

    Hey 25m here, investment banker taking out payday loans to afford to gamble... ready to finally get the help I need, it’s been too many years in the making
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    User 5b23811d1360e
    Junior Member
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:27 pm

    Well done restoration for speaking up!
    Plenty of support here, the 100 day challenge app is also a good spot to start.
    Alot of like minded individuals going through the same issues which will help you in your journey.
    One day at a time!
    Frosty
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1912
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 am

    There is lots of support here..we all have similar stories to tell and we have a lot of success stories,so don't give up the good fight
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    Ila123
    Moderator
    Posts: 65
    Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:45 am

    Hi @Restoration2*

    Welldone on coming on the forums ! Plenty support here :)
    What steps have you taken so far to help you with this new journey?

    Let us know how you going.

    Ila123
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    Restoration2*
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:11 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:00 pm

    Thanks all, really appreciate the support ! Difficult times... I have actually signed up to an in person clinic at the hospital paid for by NSW gov, am on the wait list but looking forward to starting the sessions.

    My issue really is continuously looking at the bank balance and realising I can meet my bills, but have nothing left to save so I try and make some money back, and then as you would know, the money goes faster that it’s made... any tips from your guys experience ?

    Again, thank you all ☺️
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1912
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:09 am

    Hi and good job with the hospital programme
    As you know.you cant make the money back,the best way to save is by not gambling to start with
    Don't check your bank account every day,its too depressing..lol
    Take it one day at a time and those savings will begin to grow when you stop gambling
    It all takes time and patience
    Good luck
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    KyleH
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:00 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:03 am

    Hi all! I’m a 24 year old who seems to be struggling alot with my mental health AND ofcourse gambling. I’ve been gambling for about 2 years now and lost thousands. I’ve put myself in debt, struggle to eat sometimes and miss rent often. Time for a change!
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    TheTeam
    Junior Member
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:38 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:36 am

    Hi @KyleH

    Welcome and good on you for reaching out. There are plenty of things to try, and support to help you through this. Sounds like you're dealing with a lot of stuff.

    Feel free to talk one on one via the chat or the helpline as well.

    All the best
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    Maro
    Junior Member
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

    Hi my name is krys and I am interested in reading and enjoy spending time with my partner
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