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Mark15
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Since finally admitting that i have a gambling problem and being GF for 5 days i have already felt the benefits of being able to focus my attention on the things that really matter.

I have been able to spend time with my young children and actually give them my attention without glancing at my phone every 2 minutes to check on my bets. I have also found myself a lot calmer and have loads more patience. Betting made me snap at my children and get into petty arguments with my wife over nothing , this was me taking out my gambling losses out on them and i realise now how unfair this was.

Its also made me realise how lucky i am to be blessed with a loving family, i became blind to this whilst gambling. 
Im under no illusion that i have to deal with this illness forever, i will get urges and thoughts but im up for the fight.

Iv developed a hatred for betting sites/companies, having read a lot of threads on here it is soul destroying to see how many lives have been decimated by these people. I have no doubt i was at a junction in my life where i was heading for that oblivion. 
Gamcare has provided me with hope and a community i can share with. Its a crutch that i am thankful for.

Thank you

This topic was modified 1 week ago by Mark15
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Posted : 9th January 2021 9:22 pm
Forum admin
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Dear Mark15,

Well done, things are taking a turn for the better and we are glad you are feeling the benefit.

Keep going! 

Best Wishes

Fiona

Forum Admin

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Posted : 10th January 2021 6:38 am
X M
 X M
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So glad that you're doing and feeling better. It's so great to hear. I'd hate for it to destroy anyone's relationship like it did mine. Keep up the great work and feel blessed that you have a loving family. You're a winner just by having them.

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Posted : 10th January 2021 11:49 am
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