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    • #16786
      theforsakenone
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        I was wrong.I apologise for my writting, english is not my first language.It all started back in my country.I was 17 and a person from the same street told me he gambels so i have told him to teach me how to gamble.Ohhhhhhhh God i curse that day because it was the beginning of my end.I haved made big debts,i stoled money,jewellerys from my parents just to keep on playing.At the age of 22 i" ve moved to the U.k. to save money and to start all over.I haved managed to stop playing for 8 months and I thought i haved stoped for good but I didn"t and i gambled all the money which I saved in 8 months.Now 3 years has past I got no money,no job,on the verge of sleeping outside.My girlfriend dumped me because i never have any money and all i care about is gambling.My friends acussed me of treating them bad when I"m losing for no reason at all.Now this days the only thing that makes me happy is when I gamble.I used to win a good few thousands pounds once a month but never got to enjoy the them.I haved gambled my savings,rent money,food money,starting to sell things i have.At this moment nothing really matters for me.

    • #16787
      gloria m
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      Welcome to this site.  I came here some time ago and it is a really good tool to use in your recovery.  As a compulsive gambler you have made the first step – admitted that you are a compulsive gambler and that your life has become unmanagable.  I don’t know if you have tried Gambler’s Anonymous or not but that is another great tool.  I think i takes a little bit of everything to get you through this journey.  I also signed up for one on one counselling here which really helped early on.  Put up road blocks if you can by having someone help you with handling your money and ban yourself from casinos that you frequent.  Banning yourself is really easy.  You go to the casino (don’t take any money, checks or credit cards with you) and tell them that you want to ban yourself.  They do so many of these that they are used to this request.  Keep in mind that if you go back and get caught sneeking in you could be ******** for tresspasing.  Keep reading and posting on this site.  Group therapy on this site is also great.  WELCOME to this site.  We are all here to help you if you are willing to accept it.Winning a jackpot will never be life changing, but gambling compulsively is for me.

    • #16788
      paul315
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      Originally posted by theForsakenOne

       … I apologise for my writting, english is not my first language. …
      … .Now this days the only thing that makes me happy is when I gamble. … At this moment nothing really matters for me.

      Good afternoon the ForsakenOne, or FO, my name is Larry and I am a Compulsive Gambler. my last bet was August13, 2009. Welcome to GT, a place that you will not feel forsaken; you are among friends that have shared in all your guilt same, and regrets. As in Gamblers Anonymous where members repeat "I sought my soul, but could not see, I sought my God, but He eluded me, I sought my brothers and sisters, and found all three."; you have found your brothers and sisters.
      Each time I read an apology from someone about their English, it make me think of how much they do know, how much they have learned in stepping outside their comfort zone. Weather learning is by requirement or need, being able to communicate in a different language at any level is a remarkable feat. Accomplishing this shows that you have desire and determination for doing things that are difficult; now you need only to channel those energies to your recovery.
      It does seem strange that gambling is the only thing that will make us happy, and at the same time is the thing that takes away our joys and all that matters; compulsive gambling is an overpowering pull and strain on our lives. But with the help you find here and through other helping hands, you can be returned to a normal way of thinking and living. The reason that you might not be able to see a way out is that you are standing in the middle of it – You can’t see the forest from the trees (an English idiom and expression). Following the advice and suggestions that you find here will help lead you out of the control gambling now has over you. Keep coming back and participating in the forums and discussion groups. Take actions to change your life.
      God’s speed, use your higher Power to strengthen and guide you.Larry"Day Two Is Another Day Behind" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will continue to be  gambling free.

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