Problem Coping with a huge loss

hi guys I am looking to tell my story in the hope that I can get some advice and kind words. I have never been a big gambler, $10 here and there but last night with some ridiculous tips and in a drunken state i ended up losing 38000...it all happened so fast I just thought I could keep winning it back and the next thing you know it was all gone. it was almost half of my hard earned savings that I had saved for years. i stopped before it was all gone but I am so angry, disappointed and ashamed of myself. I immediately banned myself from all the sites and put a lock on my bank account. I have promised myself and my partner that that is the absolute end of it. but I'm looking for some advice on how to get over it mentally because I am so angry and upset with myself for letting it get to this. I will not gamble again i am better than that, but any help would be appreciated. cheers


Hi Rickjames.


Well done on looking for helpo.


I can only apologise, your post seems to have been missed here.


I would recommend copying and pasting it to the My Journal forum, it is a busier form and you will find more support.


The money is gone, well doen on makig the decison to not gamble again. Have you also made yourself accountable so that your partner would know instantly if you were tempted again?


I'm not religious but the Serenity prayer helps me a lot with dealing with thigns in the past.


God grant me the serenity to accept the things i can not change, the courage to change the thigns i can and the wisdom to know the difference.


You can't change what has happened but you can change things moving forward.


Keep posting but I recommend the My Journal Forum, it's frequented by more members.