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    • #51580
      peterso
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      i am a compulsive gambler for 35 years i dont know why it as taken me so long to realise it over the years i have lost thousands of pounds and i now owe thousands i dont know why i have done this i have a wonderful wife who found out about12 months ago it nearly split us up i got so low on life i thought about ending it we remortgaged our house but even that did not stop me it just gave me more money to lose i now owe thousands again but this time i realise for the 1 st time in my life that tbis as to stop i stopped 8 days ago and i feel like i will not gamble again i know hard times will come but i hope this story helps you all realise gambling is a mugs game and believe me i know all about it

    • #51581
      Steev
      Participant

      I found it interesting that you could say you have been a compulsive gambler for 35 years and yet your wife only found out 12 months ago. That just shows how much we can cover up our gambling and how hidden this addiction is.
      I have noticed over the last week how much time you have spent reading and commenting on other’s threads and of course have met up with you in groups.

      It will get difficult over the next few months. This addiction doesn’t give up on us easily and there will be triggers and urges to deal with for sure. Keep reading around the site and set up good support for yourself in your home environment. Is someone (your wife?) holding your finances for you? Are you keeping too busy to gamble? No money and no time = no bets. I wish you well.

    • #51583
      dunc
      Participant

      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 🙂

      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!

    • #51582
      peterso
      Participant

      thanks steve good to have your support

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