Down to $5. How to survive
I’ve had a compulsive gambling problem for the past 2 years. I am well aware of it and I know it’s a serious problem yet I keep gambling (casino or scratch’s off) 3 sometimes 7 days a week. I desperately want to stop and I need help. I’m in sales, I’m a top earner in the company but I am living paycheck to paycheck and barely getting by. Last year I made $134,000 and have nothing to show for it besides negative bank accounts.
I only pay bills when I am forced to (ie if shut off notice comes in mail) and I have overdrafted all of my checking accounts and I cannot even open a new normal checking account!
My paycheck from 3 days ago was $6200 and the only bill I paid was for preschool/Nanny for my 4 year old ($700). I’ve been to the casino everyday and the only thing I have left is a $5 scratch off sitting in the car.
(Also, my significant other knows I have a problem, he asked me today if I’ve been to the casino and I lied and said no)
I do not want to live like this anymore. I do not even have gas money to make it back and fourth to work everyday unitl next paycheck in 2 weeks. We are flat broke for the next 2 weeks. I’m sure I could find someone to borrow money from but a. I’ve read that only delays recovery and b. I’m just too embarrassed to ask anyone for money.
So now what?