Desperate need to make a change
This is my first time ever posting in something like this and I'm not too sure how to go about it or what I expect. It's a cry for help I guess
I'm 32 and have a life long gambling problem. I've lived here for 3 years moving from the UK. In the UK I had huge gambling issues. Completely addicted,in debt with pay day loans and extremely bad mental health to the point of daily thoughts of suicide. My partner knew about this and thankfully we never had a joint account and she supported me and we moved here.
Fast forward 3 years and here we are in Australia,own our house and have very recently had a baby. After 3 years of having my gambling under control and not even thinking about it I have recently hit a big relapse.
Recently i signed up to a bunch of new betting accounts and got numerous free bets. I of course won a lot of bets recently and I think you know where this is going. I have been back to my old ways and have been gambling on everything and anything multiple times per day.I of course over the last few days have started to lose a lot of money and know that i have no control and worse is to come.
I am reaching out for help as i know my situation WILL get worse if i don't do something. My current situation will seem like nothing compared to many many which is why I am crying out for help now before it does. Myself and my partner have a joint account which has most of our finances in it.I have not touched any of this for gambling and would desperately like to keep it that way. My own personal account i have been using I have lost all that I won and a large percentage of what I have and really need to stop as I know what I am capable of. MY partner does not know and I feel like no damage will be done if I can just stop but I do have to stop now.
Any advice,or help would be highly appreciated. Again I know my problems may seem small but I want to stop this before it gets too serious. All my gambling is online. Does anyone know if Theres is a such a thing where I can ban myself from every gambling site in Australia?