26 December 2013 at 3:41 pm #7591depressParticipant
I’ m a 33 year old. I got habituated to gambling. I earned around 175000 dollars in last 5 years and spent it all on living expenses and gambling. I have a family to take care of and only have 8800 in savings account. I don’t have a retirement plan yet. I don’t have any credit card debts and my car is fully paid off. I have a job in which I’ m making around 80000 dollars per anum. During those five years I planned to save for house but I spent 175000 dollars on living expenses and gambling. I’ m unable to take this off from my chest and it is killing me inside. How to cope with my failure?. I’ m getting suicidal thoughts.27 December 2013 at 7:35 pm #7592charlesModerator
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 youre currently facing. We understand that this might be a tough time for you, particularly if youre 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. Were 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 youre 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.
And on that note….
Im going to hand you over to our community because Im sure they will have some words of wisdom for you 🙂
The Gambling Therapy Team
PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our27 December 2013 at 7:50 pm #7593charlesModerator
Hello Depress and welcome to the Forum. I expect you will already have read many stories similar to your own in the other threads we have here. You will also have read some success stories; what are they doing that you could apply to your own situation?
I see you haven’t had much response so far but the site has been a little quiet over Christmas. You will no doubt hear from other forum users here over the coming days. You might also want to copy and paste this, or say a little about yourself, in the My Journal Forum. It’s a busy forum and a good place to tell your story and see your recovery progress.
This is a tough addiction but you no longer have to tackle it on your own. There is a lot of support available for you both here and at other sites or places like Gamblers Anonymous. It’s important to use that support; if we could do it on our own then neither of us would be here.
You mention suicidal thoughts so here is alink for you to look at as well
You wil find support there as well.
As well as the forums we have live groups and a one to one help line. Hopefully I will see in one of the groups soon. I myself aam a Compulsive gambler and I can promise you that there is a lot of life after we stop gambling.
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