28 July 2015 at 2:35 pm #400928 July 2015 at 2:43 pm #4010
Hi, i am new to this forum and I really need to discover what gamanon is about, i think its high time i do that. today i’m into another cycle of fighting for my basic needs and facing a new unfair situation making me scared about not having food, being evicted etc one more time when i do my best to do everything right. My instinct has made me think about going to a gamanon meeting so i started searching and i found this forum which seems very interesting. I feel often victim of unfair situations around money and power games that make me feel powerless and that are threatening my basic needs. my dad was a gambler and an alcoholic so at home it was hectic and scary and now that i am a grown up i often end up in situations where, no matter what i do, life, situations bring me back to this desperations, powerlessness, high lows and little support or help and even difficulty to know if i will have food to eat. i am fed up with fighting life all the time and i want to get my power and balance back. I am glad i found this forum it seems really helpful and not judgemental29 July 2015 at 4:12 am #4011BigSisParticipant
I’m really sorry to hear that life has been so difficult & scary & that you feel so fed up at the moment. I hope that things improve & that you start to feel more in control of your life.
It’s very important to have support especially when you feel like you are fighting for your own survival. I am fairly new to this forum too but I think you will find many supportive & inspiring people here who are ready to help without judgement. My brother is a CG & some days I find it very hard to cope with all the twists & turns of my life. When I start feeling helpless I have been trying to come back to this forum to get some inspiration & strength. It has really helped!
You must be a very strong person though to get through all of the challenges you have faced. Maybe it doesn’t feel like it now but in time you will see that every time you choose to keep going (rather than giving up) you are one step closer to getting your power & balance back. Don’t lose hope!
Hope it helps to know that someone is thinking of you & that you are not alone.
Take care of yourself.29 July 2015 at 9:34 am #4012DuncKeymaster
Thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy friends and family forum. This forum will provide you with warmth and understanding from your peers.
Feel free to use the friends and family group, youll find the times for these if you click on the Group times box on our Home page. Now that you have introduced yourself youll find that many of the people you meet here have already read your initial introduction and theyll welcome you in like an old friend 🙂
If youre the friend or family member of someone who is either in, or has been through, the GMA residential programme please take extra care to make sure that nothing you say in groups, or on our forums, inadvertently identifies that person. Even if your loved one isnt connected with GMA, please dont identify them either directly or indirectly just in case they decide to use the site themselves.
Youll find a lot of advice on this site, some of which youll follow, some you wont…but thats ok because only you fully understand your
situation and whats best for you and the people you love. So, take the support you need and leave the advice you dont because it all comes from a caring, nurturing place 🙂
We look forward to hearing all about you!
The Gambling Therapy Team
PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our
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