hello all. I called Gamcare this morning. Better late than never. I would like to add that I called in July last year as I realized I had a problem with gambling. I just wished I put in place what we spoke about the first time. I didn't and now pay the price of gambling more than ever the last few months. Like many of you My wellbeing has taken a severe battering along with my negative bank balance. Time after time I say that's it no more, buy then I get paid and here we go again. Pain, hurt, suffering, so much debt and self destruction a, depression, anxiety caused by me. No more please. This is it. I don't want the pain no more too many people are being hurt by me. Thank you Violot at Gamcare for listening to me and helping me today. I am going to beat this addiction with help from you all. Dean
well done for taking the first step I know how difficult that is .
I like you have caused pain to myself and my family but we can do this.
People have been so supportive on this site and I’m sure you will find that too .
I wish you well
Hi Holly, thank you for your kind words . I know there is no quick fix for sure. I have read many forum messages and yours included. I understand yours and everyone's pain and the battle that lies ahead of us all... I'm already feeling blessed to know there are like minded people here to support each other ... . Keep strong Holly and and speak soon.
Hi Dana. My partner is in a similar situation to yourself. I loose control and blame my partner many times. Like my partner you are in a no win situation for sure. Your son will take his frustration out on the closest person to him as I do with my partner. I hate myself because of this. No doubt he his hating himself also. I'm at a very early stage of trying to frese myself of this horrible detrimental addiction. The pain I feel when I gamble is no doubt the same as your son's. Have you put him touch with this site . Or have you called the contact number. It may help. I feel your pain as I do my partner's.
Hi Dean @redcan
Thank you for sharing how you are feeling. Problem gambling leaves us experiencing a wealth of emotions, and it is positive you are acknowledging this in relation to your partner. We can advise on where to go for more support with this if you would like to give us another call. You sound very determined to overcome this which is really positive. Be kind to yourself and let us know if there is anything more we can do to support you.
It sounds like you are having a difficult time with your son. You might find it helpful to speak to one of our advisers about this. We are open 24/7 and we are here to support you - please do give us a call on 0808 8020 133 if you need to talk to someone or you could use our Livechat option.
There is lots of support available to you.