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      About 6 years ago my wife and I had our first child. Since then due to maternity and my wife going part time money has been tight. My solution to this was to start gambling, this worked great at first but then I soon realised it was getting out of hand! I was winning lots of money but also loosing lots of money and the need to take risks was growing. Fast forward to today and I find myself determined to stop. I’ve done a lot of work on my finances to free up as much money so I don’t feel the need to try and win more. I’ve also found that having a goal to aim for is also helping, I’ve decided to save for a new car. So 6 years on I’m feeling positive that I can do this!

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      Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums. By posting to the forums you’re allowing the diverse and caring Gambling Therapy community to help support you through the difficulties you’re facing.

      This may well be a tough time for you – particularly if you’re new to recovery, so we encourage you to post here as often as you need to, as well as making use of the online groups and the live advice helpline if you’d like some one-to-one support. We’re all in this together! If you’re a new member, you are warmly invited to join Charles in one of the New Members Practical Advice groups (Mondays at 21:00 UK Time and Thursdays at 19:00 UK Time).

      The forum is a great place to share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. By writing it all down you can start to build a record of your progress that you can look back on – particularly useful if you’re ever feeling stuck. Share as much or as little as you like – but you’re encouraged to stick to keeping to just one thread in this forum – so people know where to find you to check in on your progress or to share something with you.

      The Gambling Therapy staff team don’t generally post to the forums as it is a peer support area of the site – so we’ll hand you over to the community from here.

      Take care,

      The Gambling Therapy Team

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