6 September 2022 at 6:57 am #162889kiwi01Participant
Today I finally found the time to check this website and I was blown away with the similarities a lot of you have with myself, what a great platform to express and unload.
I have been gambling for almost 20 years and gamble free for just 31days. I hate to think the amount of money I’ve wasted, but at the time it was great, so the wasted word is a reflection.
Recently my gambling addiction to slots – pokies both at venues and online caused me to do something unlawful at my job and before I was sacked – fired from my amazing job I resigned.
The incident was investigated and now I worry the outcome if any. I left with nothing, wasn’t paid any final pay as they kept it all for what happened which is understandable.
SO NOW WHAT…
How could I face my family? – some know, and a lot don’t.
What am I going to tell them? – I resigned as I actually did.
What will people say? – this has always bothered me what others think, and it’s silly I know.
How am I going to pay the bills? –
What am I going to do for work? – nobody will hire a thief as that’s what I am.
ALL THIS ASIDE I DID WHAT I DID FOR THE RUSH OF IT ALL AND THE TIME I DID CONSIDER ENDING MY LIFE SO I WOULDNT HAVE TO BE RIDCULED FOR MY SINS BUT THE MOST FREAKISH THING HAPPENED MY PHONE RANG AND A PIC OF MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY APPEARED ON THE SCREEN AND THEN THE PENNY DROPPED, THIS IS NOT ME…
WHY DID I EVER THINK GAMBLING WOULD BE THE ANSWER.
IM BETTER THAN THIS?
Pleased to say I’m in therapy and attending meetings, reading lots of materials, and the urges to Gamble are somewhat suppressed for now.
LIFE IS DAY BY DAY AS THAT’S ALL IT CAN BE…
Love & Light everyone.
6 September 2022 at 6:57 am #162901DuncKeymaster
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
8 September 2022 at 1:43 pm #163050jvr3419Participant
Hi kiwi welcome to this site. I’m glad to read your doing all the things nessicary to keep yourself from gambling. This site definitely helps to keep you accountable and to help one another. Sometimes it’s just the writing part alone that let’s you free up anything that’s juggling around between the ears. Hope to hear more of your journey 😊
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