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  • Day 72

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    sunni2185
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    Posts: 12
    Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 am

    Day 72

    Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:49 am

    Day 72
    I feel amazing

    Friday, 13th April 2018

    72 days and not a single tempting thought to gamble! But the journey wasn't easy.

    obviously in the past I have proven myself untrustworthy, evident by the many lies i told to hide my gambling Addiction. There were also a number of other secrets, not gambling related that my wife found out about, and that in order to have any chance of salvaging our marriage, I had to come completely clean and tell her everything down to the very last detail of everything.

    I still have a long way to go in proving to my wife that she will one day be able to trust me again, but I feel that we are both in a strong positive honest place in our relationship that we together as a team will work towards improving our family's future.

    i feel for the first time in my life that I have completely and honestly let someone in to see the real me, emotions, fears, flaws and all. I always wanted my wife to stay in love with the guy she first fell in love with. I didn't ever want her to see that I was vulnerable, or that I had negative emotions. What that meant though was that I was only ever 80% of the real me for her and that's not fair on her.

    Ive promised myself that I will never ever be anything less than 100% me for her and our kids. No secrets, never again.

    we both feel closer to each other now and it truly feels like from this point onwards , we are on the road to a better future....

    I am and forever will be a gambling addict

    I have suffered depression, and I acknowledge that I had depression. I asked for help and reached out.

    i have no more secrets from my wife

    i will always tell my wife anything that is bothering me or affecting me.

    She has never judged me and never will

    she loves me for me the 100% me, flaws and all

    i am a great husband

    i am a great daddy to our children

    i won't forget this journey and I have realised that so much of this could of been avoided, if only I had not been selfish and scared believing that the woman that I love more than anything would judge me or think of me as a lesser man. She thinks more of me now that's ever before because she loves me and no matter what, that was always enough for her.
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    Jo-Anne
    Senior Member
    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 72

    Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm

    Wonderful positive affirming post Sunni2185. 72 days is a huge effort. Please keep posting, it will be great to hear how you are doing.......Jo😊😊
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    sunni2185
    Junior Member
    Posts: 12
    Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 am

    Re: Day 72

    Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:36 am

    Jo-Anne wrote:Wonderful positive affirming post Sunni2185. 72 days is a huge effort. Please keep posting, it will be great to hear how you are doing.......Jo😊😊
    I am glad that I can write a positive post at this stage but more so I am proud of what I have achieved so far. Being honest to myself and being honest with my wife has opened the door to really appreciating what is important in my life. I owe it to myself to honour that life and be me for my wife and children.
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    Mona58
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    Posts: 1056
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

    Re: Day 72

    Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 am

    Well done Sunni'
    Thank you for sharing!
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