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changemylife

Member since:
02.11.2016

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I have been gambling since the age of 18 and have probably lost about 50K. But I have lost much more than just money. I've had to sell properties,have taken out dozens of loans/credit cards, sold off personal items and suffered from stress and depression. I am finally beginning to understand the complexities and reasoning associated with the compulsive gambler.

I haven't gambled for

415

days

Date Post
17-12-2017 Hi Mixer. I hope you are well. I'm checking in on 415 days GF. Moving forward one day at a time. …
17-12-2017 Day 415 without gambling. Although I remember my heady downfall as if it was yesterday. The desperat…
14-12-2017 Well done 4D for forgetting about the gambling whilst you were playing in the snow. This is complete…
14-12-2017 Use that anger to your advantage Smashed. Visualise your laptop smashing into a thousand tiny pieces…
14-12-2017 Unfortunately the thoughts of gambling will be with us forever but we can defeat it and control it! …
14-12-2017 Hey I like that - ,' What could possibly go wrong', it's a bit like my favourite saying - 'what's th…
12-12-2017 C.G's often refer to the gambling urges often seen as an external force trying to drive us to do thi…
12-12-2017 Hi Stephen. I'm really glad that you are feeling better and back on a pathway to hope, peace and hap…
12-12-2017 Unicorn. I'm so glad that you are seeking help, especially after the latest tense encounter. The gam…
11-12-2017 I accidentally posted this one twice! So as I'm unable to delete the post, this is my editted versio…
11-12-2017 Nice post mate. Sums it up really. You're proving that it's YOU in control this time, by dispelling …
09-12-2017 Well done Crossintr for staying away from the bookies for over a month! The first few months are the…
09-12-2017 Hello Rich. I'm kinda surprised that you haven't had more response to your incredible post. Hey, I t…
08-12-2017 Thanks Smashed for your encouraging words. Our futures are very much in our own hands, and like you …
08-12-2017 Congrats on 117 days. You are propelling yourself forward, further away from the gambling past. And …
06-12-2017 Hi Stephen. Hope you're resting and taking good care. It was a thoughtful suggestion from 4D to list…
05-12-2017 Had a good couple of weeks off the booze and I'm feeling so much better but l realise that complete …
04-12-2017 Thanks for your post on my diary. You quite rightly say that we do need some form of escapism. Wheth…
04-12-2017 Great post Smashed. I really like the way you express your thoughts. You've just hit it on the head …
04-12-2017 Another terrific weekly update and roll call Mixer. Your message is always full of hope and encourag…
03-12-2017 Stephen. Thinking about you and hope that you are feeling fine. Sticking two fingers up at the gambl…
03-12-2017 Hi Smashed. Yes you're right about keeping focused because this addiction is complex and unforgiving…
03-12-2017 Checking in on 401 days gf. (Sounds alot when you say it slowly). Lovely bright sunny day today. Fee…
02-12-2017 Life for rent - by Dido If my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy it. Then I deserve nothing m…
30-11-2017 Hi Little Miss. How are you doing. Your input on the forum is amazing and I'm sure everyone apprecia…
30-11-2017 Hi Stephen. Thanks for the mention. I'm glad that you are back in the positive groove. A trip away o…
30-11-2017 Thanks Smashed. You said it just right there re: trying to outsmart the gambling. Sure we've got a l…
27-11-2017 Thanks for all your kind sentiments. I'm definitely feeling a lot better and more positive. It makes…
26-11-2017 I can't hide the fact that I've been feeling down recently. I don't really want to bring my troubles…
26-11-2017 This song is dedicated to Stephen, 'The Abstainer' - to be sung silently whenever exposed to a bookm…
25-11-2017 Smashed. A massive congratulations on your gf milestone, and also thanks for the mention. It is quit…
25-11-2017 Hi Mixer. I'm sure you are relieved that the scan results were clear and this will be a weight off y…
25-11-2017 Well done Sharon for the massive steps and progress that you have made. A shining example to others …
25-11-2017 Thanks Kelly and Stephen I appreciate your support. You are both so upbeat and cheerful. My OH said …
23-11-2017 Enjoy your break Stephen. Just remember that no one can force you into the bookies. You have the pow…
20-11-2017 Back on the road to recovery - quite right Stephen. Glad you're back with us mate! …
20-11-2017 Well done 4D for your continued fight against the addiction that has no mercy. I am sure that you ha…
20-11-2017 Mixer the Elder - yes that's got a ring to it.. A great source of inspiration, sympathy and encourag…
20-11-2017 A belated congrats on your 400 days gf. A lot has happened for you during this time and it's plain t…
20-11-2017 Sounds like you're perking up Stephen. Back to your good old self. I hope that you've analysed the r…
19-11-2017 Hi Mixer - just checking in on 387. Thanks for highlighting the importance of the friends and family…
19-11-2017 You have made real progress on every front. Setting up a payment plan, seeing through the lies of th…
19-11-2017 Hi Moorey. I think that your doing really well fighting this one day at a time. Things such as unexp…
19-11-2017 Yes Lml/Smashed - you are so right that we should be careful to judge or make assumptions if looking…
18-11-2017 Went to a charity boxing match this evening where my friend was fighting. Simon's wife has been thro…
18-11-2017 Hey Stephen. You are already a Guru in my mind. Sitting there in an open cave next to a flickering f…
17-11-2017 I watched a wonderful stage performance of Scrooge this evening, and my little daughter Katie was in…
17-11-2017 Hi Stephen. You are a brave man and have taken this relapse firmly on the chin. Like you say - it wa…
17-11-2017 Thanks Stephen. Yes it's good to unwind and de-stress. I'm glad you're doing some gym workouts - it'…
13-11-2017 As it was my day off work I Indulged in a bit of 'Me Time':-Sauna, spa, steam & swim. A wonderfu…

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Date Threads
24-08-2017 INSECURITY - A reason to gamble?
23-07-2017 We CANNOT win long-term
14-01-2017 Addiction - Why?
05-11-2016 Making it work
02-11-2016 With like-minded people