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Mandy87
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hi all my names mandy I've been gambling for many years, over the last year its got out off control. I leave myself without, gamble bill money getting into debt, I lied to my partner constantly to were my money went. I want to stop, tonight I gambled for the last time, I cant keep putting my young family through this. this is the first step it needed to happen before I lose everything 

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Posted : 26th September 2020 5:52 am
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Hello Mandy

Welcome to the Forum and thank you for sharing your story. You will definitely find support and encouragement from others here, so well done for taking the first step.

Our Advisers are here for you, 24/7, 365 days a year and can offer much support and advice with regards to self exclusion options, debt advice and treatment.  Please call them on 0808 8020 133 of you would like to find out more. 

Take care of yourself and keep posting!

Elaine

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Posted : 26th September 2020 9:12 pm
grizzosk8
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thanx for shearing with us Mandy. there is loads of help & support here ,we're with you .  put gamstop in place and gamban too but that costs. I done gamstop straight up and it took care of a goodly amount of places of gambeling that i can't go , it helps loads.

grizzosk8

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Posted : 26th September 2020 11:55 pm
MythDunk
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Good luck Mandy. The first few days are genuinely the worst and the bigger the gap between your last gamble and now, the easier it gradually becomes. I hope you find the courage to make this happen for you. Very best of luck.

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Posted : 1st October 2020 2:51 pm
Mandy87
(@mandy87)

Thank you very much, yes its tuff but I've managed to keep on track life seems that bit easier atm with money something I havent had in a long time, so yea its been hard but family life is easier, thats how I know I'm doing the right thing. Thank you for your kinds words. 

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Posted : 2nd October 2020 6:48 am
Mandy87
(@mandy87)

sorry should also had said the first time I done was put gamestop in place 

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Posted : 2nd October 2020 6:52 am
MythDunk
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I'm about 4 months in and understand how difficult it is at the start due to the urges coming out of nowhere and playing with your brain. That's why I say you need courage because you have to face those urges head on and understand that succumbing to them is just going to make matters worse. 

Try to keep the reason why you are doing this to the front of your mind - particularly your young family. As someone 4 months in and gamble free, if you can stick with it, you'll get a wonderful feeling soon where you can treat your kid or kids to something that you simply wouldn't have been able to afford if you were gambling.

Well done and keep up the good work, you can beat this. 

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Posted : 7th October 2020 2:28 pm
Mandy87
(@mandy87)

Thank you for your kind words, 4 month your doing well, I'm 29 days in and I do get the argue still but I look at my kids and I fight it. Yes I've seen the difference with being able to treat them and there faces is priceless, I'm so happy I've done this, I just hope I continue with my journey.

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Posted : 24th October 2020 4:40 pm
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