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  • in reply to: suicide and gambling addiction #26392
    danielle
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    Any support would be gladly accepted.

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22416
    danielle
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    Hello Kathryn,  I do so appreciate your support on my thread.  It was so good to hear from you.   You are doing so well and I’m so glad you have abstained from gambling. What other choice to we have,  ruin our lives and the lives of our loved ones, or be strong and fight this demon to the end?  I think we, and others on this forum, know what can happen to us if we continue.  It’s a tough battle but we are winning.   This forum was my salvation in the early days of recovery and I can see it has helped you too.  God bless Kathryn and don’t ever give up on conquering this addiction.   Your’ve done so well so far.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22219
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn, Your doing so great.  Five months and no slips…that’s just amazing and you should treat yourself to something really nice.
    The bridesmaids dresses…that’s a tough one.  I used to cut down my bridesmaids dresses and make them over after the wedding and wear them again.  If it were me, I would make suggestions but ultimately it’s up to the bride.  It sounds like she doesn’t want to be in the wedding.  It should be an honor to be asked to be in a wedding but sounds like her heart is not in it.  Maybe she should just say no and make is easy on every-one.  Well, things will work out one way or another. 
    Take care Kathryn..Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22180
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn,  Hopefully your back is better today.  It does not take much to throw our backs out if they are weak at the moment.  I too have back problems, but knock on wood, it’s been a while since I was laid up with it.  Now it’s my feet, Planta Fasicitis…very painful and I am in PT for it.  Being on my feet does not help either but I have to work.  Hopefully you and I will be recovery everyday.  Take care and thanks for thinking of me.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22126
    danielle
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    Glad your feeling better today Kathryn.  I think we all have those days from time to time.  Family life can be exhausting but what is the alternative…no family.  Myself, I’d rather have my sometimes dysfunctional family.lol!!
    Is Brea going to college in the fall?  She sounds so smart and lovely.   You did a fine job with her Kathryn and must be so proud of her.  Was she a monster at 13?  I ask because my granddaughter has turned into one over the last 6months.  I hope things change as I never remember being that way.  Of course, I had two older sisters that kept me pretty much in line. 
    Your doing great in not gambling.   You seem very determined and I think that’s what it takes.  I feel the same but still get those old urges.   We are all different but basically the same.  We are CG’s.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22115
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn,  I love the color purple. It’s my favorite…I love to wear it, and my kitchen is all purple.  Just what is it about the color purple…such a vibrant and happy color. I wish your daughter the best with her new car.  There’s nothing like a "first car".  I remember mine was a Mustang.  My Dad handed me the keys ( I still have the photo of the car, with my Dad and me in front of it, and him handing me the keys) and also the loan payment.   After the loan payment was all paid, he handed me back the money, which my husband and me used for our downpayment on our first home.  (we are no longer married though)   I was only 19. 
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kathryn.   Your doing great and supporting so many people.  Feel proud of yourself.  Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22103
    danielle
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    Hello kathryn,  Congrat’s on your four month anniversary.   Your doing so well and seem to be enjoying your gamble free days.  It sure is nice to beable to enjoy buying things of value for yourself and your family.  While gambling, I felt I never deserved to have nice things.  It sure feels good to buy things now and know I am worthy of them.  Your kids and husband must be happy with the new you too.  I’m so glad you have turned your life around.  It is so worth it and you have done it and are an inspiration to all of us here.  Keep up the good work.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22072
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn,  Hope you have a fabulous time at the wedding.  You can really let you hair down, not have to worry about driving.  Enjoy the day girl because you deserve it.  You’v done so well, fighting those urges.  Gambling is not for any of us good people here on the forum.   None of us need that crap in our lives.  Seems most of us are doing well and keeping the demon at bay.  Well take care Kat.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22054
    danielle
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    Hi kathryn,  Sounds like you are doing great.  Things are going well, you are keeping busy and having fun.  What more could you want.  lol!!!
    Granddaughter is still in hospital.  They want to talk to me.  So I will be speaking to one of the team members later today. 
    The web address is http://www.scientology.org.  Check it out…you’ll find it interesting and enlightening. 
    Take care Kathryn and keep up the good work.  Your also an asset to this community and I love reading your posts.   You are so full of life and energy.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22051
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn,  I read with interest your comments on Velvets thread.  The things that we put in our subconcious, likeyour Dad’s death.  For the past month I have been studing "Dianetics", the science of the brain.  It is actually called, "Scientology" and has been around for over 50 years.  It speaks to alot of issues you are facing now, remembering and recalling hurtful episodes in our lives, acknowledging them  and erasing them from our reactive mind they no longer have the effect that they have on us.  These bad memories are called engrams and can harm us emotionally until we clear them out of our minds.   We make think we have handled these hurts well but in reality, we have only buried them.  If you are interested, let me know. I will send you their web address and you can check it out for yourself.  I find it fasinating and learning everyday about just what hurtful memories can do to us.   Like gambling for instance.  We bury these engrams and wonder why we are feeling so bad.  Certain events can trigger the feeling, without us even knowing why because they are buried so deep.  With Scientology, we learn to recall those engrams and release them.   It’s hard to explain without further study.  It takes time to read the principles and to understand it all.
    Hope all is well kathryn.  It was good to hear from you on my thread.  I’m still waiting to hear about my granddaughter. I should know soon.  Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #22037
    danielle
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    Hi Kat,  Congrat’s on your gamble free time.  Doesn’t it feel great to have money and time in your pocket?
    Thanks for your thoughtful post and your prayers.  We are having a tough time right now and it is affecting all of us.  I  did go to the dr’s and I have issues too that need to be taken care of.   Stress is the major problem in my life.  When family life is not right, it seems nothing is.  I’m tired and upset with recent  things that have happened with my granddaughter and hoping that things straighten themselves soon.  I am not gambling and that would only make things  worse.  I would like nothing better to escape but know that’s not the answer.  I’m staying strong.
    I’m so glad you are enjoying your gamble free time with your family and friends.  You sound so happy and deserve every minute of happiness.  Your so supportive of others and are always there for the newcomers and us oldies but goodies.   It’s really appreciated Kathryn.  Danielle
     

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #21980
    danielle
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    So happy for you Kathryn and your family.   Now things can return to normal.  To think you didn’tgamble through all that worry.  Good for you. Take care and breath easy now.  Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #21956
    danielle
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    Hello Kathryn,  I know you want some answers and some preparation for what you are about to face.  I see it as not really knowing what will happen, how hubby is going to react, what your children will want from all this.  We can’t really control what they will think and what they will do with this information.  I do think though that this "bitch" should not be involved at all with your family and your husband. I am sure you husband does not want anything to do with her either. The child, however, could be a part of your life and your family, depending up how your husband feels and what he wants for this child.  Do you know what he wants, should this child really be his?  Have the two of you made any plans on what you are going to do, if this child is his?  Kathryn, don’t let this destroy the marriage you built up over the years.  The incident happened when you were broken up so it’s not like he cheated on you and also, he knew nothing about this child until recently.  
    Just my opinion but I would talk with hubby and work it out somehow with him first.  Things have a way of working out so don’t stress so much right now. Wait and see what the results are and then take some action then.  Good luck and I wish you well.   Danielle

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #21937
    danielle
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    Hi Kathryn,  Yea, I can hear you now with your mother-in-law.  I was chuckling a little myself because I am sure my daughter would say the same thing to me.  Gosh, you couldn’t even see that hunky guy speak with mother-in-law in background.  Well, you handled it well and thank God you can be yourself with her and say what’s on your mind.  Also, my granddaughter is always hearing advise from me she doesn’t want to hear, like don’t straighten your hair so much, you’ll burn it, or keep your skin clean so the pimples won’t come.  It’s all out of love, of course, but sometimes it drives them crazy.  Generation Gap, I guess. 
    Better weekends are ahead Kathryn.  The important thing is you are staying away from gambling.  What an acheivement for you to be away for that long. Good for you!!
    Thanks for your comments on my thread.  It’s good to be encouraged and you did just that and do with everyone you come in contact with.  Take care and keep up the good work.   Danielle
     

    in reply to: BELIEVE (new thread) #21926
    danielle
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    Hello Kathryn  First, I am so sorry about your Auntie.   God bless you for taking such good care of her at the nursing home.  She must had really appreciated and felt safe, knowing that you were close by and watching over her.  It’s so sad when we lose our loved ones, even if they are old.   It seems the longer we have them, the harder it is to let them go.
    Glad you are going to remove the urge to do online gambling.  I never did it but have heard it’s worse than Casino gambling.  You don’t need to get into that Kathryn.   Your doing so well without gambling and have come a long way.  Your a great support for others here too.  I’m so glad you decided to join the forum.   Isn’t it great we can come here and express ourselves, whether it be good or bad.
    Well, it won’t be long before you get your news.  I do hope that whatever the results are, you can accept.  I know how tough this has been for you and your family.  You seem like the kind of person that will turn whatever the outcome is, into a positive.  Life sure can throw us some curves. 
    What is a monobrow?  Danielle

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