Good morning people,
Would just like to say today marks my 38th day GF. I feel a million times better after each & every day, I watched the football yesterday without any need for any stupid bets.
When I look back, it was like it was just a normal process to do when football is on “oh I need to place a bet”.
Just had my 2nd payslip since quitting & I am now managing to put money away as savings which means a lot to me.
It won’t ever make up for my massive losses but it’s a new fresh start for me to push forward to the end goal.
The most important part of continuing to be GF is YOU MUST WANT TO QUIT.
It’s really not a case of P***y footing around the topic, we all have a Gambling problem & to put a stop to it once & for all we need to be firm with ourselves & face up to problems we have otherwise we will relapse.
Dedication, Discipline & Desire
Spot on mate......its your problem and you have to take responsibility for it. I see so many posts on here blaming everyone except themselves for the gambling mess they have got themselves into and it bemuses me. I saw an advert....they lent me money.....its on telly.....its on my phone.....I excluded and the bookies 1000 miles away shouldn't have let me place a bet.....I set up another account in my partners name but its the same address.....I caught a bus, then a train, then scuba dived to an unknown island in the middle of the Pacific and found a bookies and its all their fault for letting me do it!
Its always someone else's fault.....NO IT ISN'T. Its our stupid fault and that acknowledgement is the first step to GF.
Good on you mate - now keep it going until it hits 38 years! Good luck but stay strong and never ever be tempted by just a small bet as it will start you off down that slippery slope again.
Football is our life Deano, I love playing it, I love watching it. But it doesn’t mean we have to bet on it!!
The horrible sick feeling of anxiety is slowly leaving my body because I am no longer putting my body through the stresses & strains of gambling.
I am feeling more & more positive & good about myself & it’s now over powering the negativity that has surrounded me for the last 6 years.
Everyone can start a fresh if they want to over come it. Now more excuses. Man up & move forward.
Hope the recovery is going well Deano, you must be approaching a month gf since we last spoke?