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#16709
paul315
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Originally posted by mai

Quite obviously I cannot do this!  At least not as easily as I had thought. …

Good morning Mai,
I see you closed your post on a positive note; I also see a positive note in the opening of this post; "I cannot do this!  At least not as easily as I had thought", these few added words to your story of gambling again shows that you can do this. And yes, it is not that easy; the "Do Not Gamble For Anything" is easy to say, and in truth is easy to do until an urge takes over.
It is good that you recognize and accept the fact that it is not easy at this early stage; hopefully you will carry this knowledge with you throughout your recovery and not fall into the trap of becoming complacent, thinking that you no longer need to work at it.  This may be advice for the future, but, the future starts today; use all that you learn.
Your forthcoming start in the Gamcare counselling sessions will help you find ways to be stronger and overcome the urges that brought you down this week, use what you learn there also; like you say, make the most of it and work harder. And in the meantime, before you start that part of your recovery, and even afterward,  keep coming back here and using the help that you will find. Stay strong. Keep aware.
God’s speed.Larry"Day Two Is Another Day Behind" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will continue to be  gambling free.