31 October 2022 at 11:17 am #166374houseddParticipant
After a long and horrible period of being lost i decieded that i should share my story with someone because noone knows about my problem.Gambling is affecting my life last 3 years.Iv been losing a lot of money first year and really didnt care much about it.Probably because i had it enough and i was earning well.Then covid came,i lost my job,had some trouble at home.Casino was place where i would escape from reality because i couldnt deal with it.Anyway,it became my everyday life,i think that in past 3 years there wasnt a day that i didnt think of it.There were some period of 10 15 days when i would stop but then i started to gamble again with more intensity.Been losingva lot of money since then.I really dont know hot explain what i feel.What scares me the most is that i dont laugh anymore,im completely different person now.Got depression,relationship with my gf is in critical state becausebi have terrible mood swings every day,and she doesnt know what is it all about.Noone really knows.There were days when i would just sit in my room and cry l because i couldnt hold it.I never knew that my life will deterioratebto this level.Never felt so empty and helpless because im not able to do anything.I decided that i want to stop again for my girfriend and my family because i love them.I feel vetter knowing that im not alone and that you guys are here even if we dont know eachother.
So yea,today is the start.
P.S Sorry for my english it is not my native language.
31 October 2022 at 11:18 am #166459velvetModerator
Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums
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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.
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5 January 2023 at 1:27 pm #168800tomodogParticipant
Doing it for your gf and family is huge. I just put an updated photo of my daughter on my phone to look at if I have urges to drive to the casino.
6 January 2023 at 3:30 am #169272Cruising247Participant
Do it for yourself, do it so that your family and girlfriend can have the best version of you again.
It’s hard, it’s hard as crap, but we have to want it bad enough.
I wish we could gamble like normal folks, but when you find yourself on this site, more than likely you are a compulsive gambler.
Good luck my friend, let’s work on getting our old life back. One day at a time. We can do this.
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