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    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!
    pamela
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    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:17 am

    Thanks Andy..it will change in time😏😀😀
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Posts: 349
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:45 am

    Hey @pamela when are we celebrating your four years gamble free!!?
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm

    Hi Britt..it will be August 1st..not long to go
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    Andy
    Junior Member
    Posts: 19
    Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:13 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 pm

    Envious of your achievement! I was a member here before you took the step to becoming clean.

    I however have not been as successful. I am not going to say hopefully this time or maybe this time because that leaves the option wide open.

    No more gambling ever again. Nothing more nothing less.

    Congratulations Pamela 👍
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    pamela
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    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:26 pm

    Thanks Andy..I know it's a hard thing to do and I guess I was lucky as I never put another dollar in a machine once I made the call to the helpline..It wasn't always easy but I never gave in or up..be strong and determined and focus on getting through one day at a time..
    You can do this
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    pamela
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    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:36 pm

    Today I gave another performance with my Drama Group for a group of counsellors..it makes me very proud to be able to tell our stories in such a powerful form..As I fast approach my 4 years of being gamble free..I realise how lucky I am to have gotten off that merrygoround.I say it often to those that struggle..don't give up don't be discouraged..keep trying ..life is good
    One day at a time ..
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    Worried and Scared
    Junior Member
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm

    Hey,

    I am new to gamblers help. I have had a bad habit of Gambling (especially when i am alone) my life has been not so good because of it.

    I see that you keep busy and live a fulfilling life.
    got any tips?



    Kind regards,


    Worried and Scared
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm

    The biggest tip I can give you is to be strong..it takes a lot of strength but it can be done
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:14 am

    Even though it has been awhile since I stopped gambling..I still find delight in being able to put petrol in my car when I want to..to go shopping and be able to buy what I want without scrimping..to be able to go out for a meal or to go to the movies..such simple pleasures but things I missed out on for many many years.I appreciate the small things in life but most of all I appreciate the freedom of being gamble free..I have found a different playground...
    So for all of you who are struggling..don't give up the good fight..life is good being gamble free
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    TimTam
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    Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:49 pm

    Great advice @pamela !
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