13 December 2021 at 3:09 pm #144868myinnerdemonParticipant
I have had gambling problems for a while now. Maybe 3 years or more. In that time I’ve lost so much money. Every time I get paid I pay all my bills first, then I use 70% of the money I have left to gamble. I start with a low bet and keep on adding as I lose. Even when I win big first I keep on beting until I’m broke and add more money.
Every time I tell myself to stop at different amount so I can take profit or not lose all. But I can’t. Every single time I keep on going. And when I check my bankacount I’m broke and don’t even have money until next paycheck.
I’m sad everyday about my decision. And I try to tell myself how much it hurts my family. I have no problem doing 100 dollars bet but struggle to buy things I need for 40 dollars. I feel like that it’s to much. My brain keep on tricking me to believe that next time I will win, even though I do I keep on going until I’m broke. I don’t even belive in my self anymore. There was a while I was able to quit when I found crypto. But then I found out how to use crypto to gamble. Now I don’t have a single dollar in my savings. My family need me to stop. I will try to use this site to write down a journal. Maybe I can quit. I hope so. My kids desvere so much more.
I’m sorry for my bad English. Guy from Norway here.
13 December 2021 at 3:09 pm #144947DuncKeymaster
Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums
Here at Gambling Therapy we pride ourselves on being a caring and diverse online community who can help and support you with the difficulties you’re currently facing. We understand that this might be a tough time for you, particularly if you’re new to recovery, so come here as often as you need to and participate in the forums, access online groups and connect to the live advice helpline if you need one to one support. We’re in this together!
Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. The beauty of writing it all down is that you can take your time and you will be creating a record of your progress that you can look back on if it ever feels like you’re not moving forward. So, share as much or as little as you like but do try to stick to keeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to be updated on your progress or share something with you.
As well as the forums New Members are invited to join Charles in the New Members Practical Advice Group On Mondays at 21:00 (UK) and Thursday at 19:00(UK)
And on that note….
I’m going to hand you over to our community because I’m sure they will have some words of wisdom for you 🙂
The Gambling Therapy Team
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.