4 September 2023 at 12:26 pm #181192seh27Participant
I am 6 days clean from compulsive online gambling on slots over the last 2 years. I am committed to never going back to another bet and have already permanently self excluded from online casinos. I am struggling with crippling anxiety and depression as my partner of 3 years and parents don’t know about my gambling and I am terrified about my relationships with them being harmed or my relationship with my partner ending due to my gambling. I love my partner and my parents with all of my heart and I want to marry my partner and start a family with him. I need your support and encouragement as I am feeling the most desperate I have in my entire life and I am scared. I want to know when the clean time in starts to feel good and the feeling of being overwhelmed and not in control with money starts to get better. I need your love and support and I need to turn my life around and keep the relationships with all of the most important people in my life. I have about 30K credit card debt and am now starting to make as much payments to them as I can and just living off enough to pay my rent, bills and groceries.
4 September 2023 at 12:27 pm #181213DuncKeymaster
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
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