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Posted on:
Wed, 21/02/2018 - 14:25

Took a wrong turn

Joined:
2012-02-22

Pleased the week has passed okay so far Phil.

Keep stong and well.

Wilsy

Posted on:
Wed, 21/02/2018 - 20:56

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Thank you Wilsy. Just glad I'm maintaining my commitment but missing my wife like crazy! 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 11:52

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Well my wife is back tomorrow and although it's not been the best of times for various reasons, I've coped and built my confidence up a bit. A couple of panic attacks and sleepless nights but I'm ok.

Posted on:
Sat, 24/03/2018 - 20:38

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Hi friends.

I've not been very active on the forum with the chat rooms still unavailable but I just wanted to say that for those who got into gambling related debt like I did there is hope.

My latest StepChange statement reveals that I have one and a half payments to make (i had to miss a couple of payments) so am basically down to £169 still to pay to my various creditors. There is hope amigos.

Best wishes, Phil.

Posted on:
Sat, 21/04/2018 - 16:36

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Hello Phil. Hope your happy and well.

Congratulations on achieving over 800 days free from gambling.

A great inspiration and a guiding light on this difficult journey.

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 09:27

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Well I'm now gambling debt-free which wasn't the ultimate aim but part of the journey as I had to take responsibility for the money I had borrowed.

I am happier and calmer and more reflective and responsive to constructive criticism. My wife is happier and the trust (not completely) is returning to our marriage. We are making plans for the future which we never did when I had the monkey on my back.

I have no urges to gamble but always remember complacency and keeping myself safe one day at a time. Life is infiinitesimally better today.We are losing out on NOTHING by not gambling.

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 18:46

Sharon41

Joined:
2017-03-16

Hi Phil, fantastic post and a massive achievemrnt to be gambling debt free! I aspire to this but know it goes hand in hand with looking after your peace of mind too. Take care S:)

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 19:43

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Thank you Sharon. I may not go to GA but I DO have my own "program" which I follow which so far has worked without it being a white knuckle ride.

Posted on:
Fri, 25/05/2018 - 22:16

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

First post for a while.

Debts paid and mentality changed and had a lovely 4th anniversary meal with my gorgeous wife earlier.

I'm still very conscious about what I did and continue to maintain an individual one-day-at-a-time approach but I refuse to crucify myself after quite some time without gambling.

I'm MINDFUL always but I still don't feel I need to go to GA meetings - it's just not for me. I discuss what happened over a three year period with my wife and selective friends if I feel the need which isn't very often.

Still wish the chat rooms were active though.

Posted on:
Fri, 03/08/2018 - 11:00

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Wow first diary post for over 2 months. It feels so good to be debt free, happier, calmer, honest and also still committed to sticking to the choice I made around two and a half years ago.

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