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    • #188446
      g3roin
      Participant

      Hi All,

      I have finaly asked for a support from my friend to help me recover. All 4 years I was alone in this fight and were possibly to weak to talk to some one. I always were afraid that I wouldn’t be understood as it was too hard for me to understand myself as well. Think I was stupid enough and thought that I could win the gambling battle alone, and still had a hope that one day I will win big. My psychological and mental condition were decreasing on a daily basis and I’m still wondering how my wife didn’t catched it out. I might be hiding good. Haha 🤣

      I don’t regret that I have asked for a help and now my friend and I will ve scratching a plan, on how we should act and what professional support we should seek. We have started from self exclusion in crunks and installed a gaming blocking software on my phone. I will be giving and access to bank statements from my bank ro my friend and he already signed in for a anonymous gamblers meeting in our area, so we go together. I feel supported and I would like to keep this thread as my daily or weekly post, to share my success. I know its going to be a hard way, but I’m sure I will manage it. I’m completely positive on it.

    • #188686
      Dunc
      Keymaster

      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.

      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 🙂
      Take care
      The Gambling Therapy Team

      PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our privacy policy and terms and conditions so you know how it all works!

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Dunc.
    • #188941
      Dark Energy
      Participant

      good job, this is really a very good step.
      wish you all the best in your recovery

    • #189115
      g3roin
      Participant

      Hi all, many thanks for welcoming. To keep you updated, resently we had set up some milestones related to debp closure, selebrations and finaly buying the house. I have realised that I need a strict control over my finances, so made a decision to transfer all my savings that I will have after paying off my debts to the shared account with my wife. I still have to think how I will bring it up, but that’s achievable.
      In addition, tomorrow we are vising the gambling group in our city. So far staying positive. Already over 10 days that I’m not betting, but not really counting the days that I didn’t bet, but counting the days towards my milestones.
      Will keep you posted! Success to us all!

    • #189704
      g3roin
      Participant

      Hi all, to keep tlyou posted, it is almost a month gambling free. So far, its a longest duration I have managed to stay without gambling. Surely had a couple of urge times but managed to escape ot clean 😀 still positive and already being proud of myself that at least reached that far for now.

    • #190106
      kin
      Participant

      Congratulation and good job on staying gamble free for more than a month!

      • #190118
        g3roin
        Participant

        Hi Kin, many thanks! Indeed, it is a huge milestone and now we are talking about 5 weeks gambling free.
        It is a hard way to be honest, but getting much easier each and every day. Had many emotional and stressful moments but managed to stay committed to my target.
        Success to us all!

    • #190159
      kin
      Participant

      Hi g3roin,

      Thank you for sharing.
      Everybody will experience stress and strong emotions.
      Everyone is trying to live with the stress and strong emotions without the gambling.
      This is called living life on life’s term, not our term.

      It was very encouraging to read about your progress. Please keep posting.
      One day at a time.

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