I joined this site in 2016 when things where really tough and I was at a low point in life. I didn't know how I was going to get out of it. Eventually with time I got a job, started to pay back my brother, but was still gambling. This just meant I could gamble more because I had a regular income. After over a year at this workplace I was out of money, waiting for the next paycheck. I finally had to confess to my family which was really hard. They helped me stop and I started to save up again, right till this day I wasn't spending any money on online slots. I don't know why today was any different from the other times I had urges, but I felt weak. Only good thing was I was able to stop myself before it got too out of control. I just feel mad at myself for giving in.
Well done for posting and admitting to the recent relapse , these blips happen , stay strong and keep up the good work .
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I don't think you did 'give in'. You're attempting to overcome a strong addiction. It's not an easy thing to do even if you can go through a lengthy period of abstinence. It sounds as if you successfully checked yourself and stopped yourself and that is the positive thing to take from your recent experience. Stay positive and keep moving forwards.