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
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.
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Take care of yourself and keep posting!
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.