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      i’ve dug myself into a hole with gambling as the hoe having tried recovering money lost gambling. i have reached a point where i can’t hide it anymore as i can no longer fund the habit having lost money that was placed in my care at my place of work. i felt depressed at this job and i was due to resign next month to do a training course for another job. now i dont know what to do as continuously working at my current job will get me more depressed, and once what i’ve done is revealed, it may cost me the job at hand. i am afraid of turning to my family as they have helped me before and now i have relapsed. my girlfriend said she will leave me if i relapse so i am in a very dark place right now and in dont know what to do

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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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    • #153790

      Hi Sammy the hardest part about recovery is getting honest about the addiction. Both with yourself and those around you. I lost my partner but it turned out to be the only way I could heal. He also needed to be away from me to do his own work on himself. By not telling people we are in our addiction its not fair to them. Being selfish and holding back that information to protect our ownselves is part of still being an unhealthy addict. You own it to your gf to be truthful and allow her to make her own decisions on what to do. If it helps my counselor told me most of his patients end back with there’s partners after about 6 months once they’ve both been able to heal the trust and other issues in there relationships. Its something to at least look at as a possible positive.

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