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#1 Posted : Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:28:56 p.m.(UTC)
Getright

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I have decided its time to share my tale of woe in the hope it can help others.

The gambling beast has had hold of me for sometime now and even as I write this it still has its claws dug in deep.

I tell my story from a place of clarity, I know the monster that holds me and although its a ceeature that can never be defeated I am confident I can lead a life where I can trick it long enough to survive.

I am a father of 2, happuly married. My wife and I both have well paying jobs but we have not made much of it thanks to the extra creature living within our family.

People around me know i like a bet or 2, but no one knows the damage it has done. I am living proof that it dosent matter how much you win an addict wont stop. In the past I have had the fortunate or unfortunate experience of winning a major online jackpot... $114,000 US. It seemed sureal at the time but what followed was a roller coaster which would easily have the ability to destroy many a soul.

The high flying life cash on tap, and worst of all I never even mentioned this win to anyone.. ever. The win has long gone, the online game rooms know how to work it they sent my gifts ipads, power tools, thousand dollar free bets, all expenses paid trips to rugby games etc...

I gotta admit the vip treatment really nade tou think you were a high roller! But the reality is the same in the end, I have lost far more then I have ever won and I have decided its time to gain some perspective.

Its never been a problem for me to wager thousands of dollars on a single bet, then if I loose try double it. My experience aside, the monster I talk about is the same as many other peoples. So instead of getting down I look at my past as a lesson and its time to learn. This is a fairly long post but I will know share the method I plan on employing to releive this beast of his control...

It has to be a gradual thing, day by day week by week. My first goal starting today is 30 days... Target 12 august 2015. No gambling.

I have created a list of who I have deceived or ripped off during my monsters reign. The list itself is a pretty upsetting sight. However again I have broken this list down to smaller dollar amounts. For example I owe my business cash, I owe my wife and my shared account cash. The amounts total in thethousands which on there own feed the gambling urge, broken down into weekly amounts of 50 - $100 they look manageable.

Again the physical list is important!!! Each payment I make is crossed of the list, this crossing off actually releases the endorphins in the human brain which makes it feel good. I am planning on this list clearing to become my new addiction...

Again I knows it day by day and week by week. But im ready to remove this monster and would invite anyone else to join me. If you would like to work with me in this journey please get in touch. I am just human but I know their us a better life for me and my family!!
Free Me
#2 Posted : Wednesday, 15 July 2015 2:55:55 a.m.(UTC)
Free Me

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You can do it get right. And even if you don't quite make it, making it most of the days or some of the days is still good. Still a savings for you and your family. For years I believed that I was only losing my money but when you live with others, that is not true, you lose making your dreams for the couple or family happen. Stop robbing yourself, stop feeding the greedy casinos etc, claim your life back. You can do it!!! Enjoy being a HAPPY non gambler xx
Selfme
#3 Posted : Thursday, 21 January 2016 7:45:57 a.m.(UTC)
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Im new here and i see there isnt many gamblers out there well not using this website anyway...thanks for sharing.....
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gambling_helpline on 22/01/2016(UTC)
Estelle
#4 Posted : Thursday, 31 March 2016 8:58:10 a.m.(UTC)
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Hi I am a compulsive gambler I have been gambling for the last 20 plus years and like so many others lost thousands of dollars. I am at my lowest and tired of the lies dishonesty and deceit and borrowing money and overdrawing my accounts and then trying to figure out how I am going to pay it back. I have had more loans than you can imagine. I don't know how to stop I have these voices going on in my head and all I think about are the pokies
They have robbed me of so much if anyone can help or recommend good reading material I would be most grateful or is there any kind of group I can go to I need to be among people who have experienced situation like this and who are able to share with mr because I dont like what I see in the mirror please help me desperado. Can we use this facility all the time.
Estelle
#5 Posted : Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:58:57 a.m.(UTC)
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Thank you I have contacted them before but have found it difficult as I revert back to old habbits I struggle with staying on track and in the past I have felt so embarrassed when they ask how much did you spend because of the shame guilt. It is so gòod to read the stories as it hits a the spot for me tonight I gambled I gave my son my card and opened up to him saying I need help. I would like to start and log in and write daily in this forum as I can see I would benefit from the support small steps thanks for your feedback lastly do you know what time the grey Lynn group starts and where thank you
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