So I am coming up to 10 years since I made the most stupid decision of my life and got suckered into gambling borrowed money.
I didn't want to hit 10 years as the double figures scares me and so after 9 and a half years plus persuasion from 2 of my closest friends and my girlfriend I told my parents about my 10k debt.
You know what, they didn't scream at me, tell me I was stupid or kick me out.
They actually offered to pay most of it off, said I was stupid for not going to them sooner and said sorry for not spotting the signs.
Basically it was the hardest and scariest thing I've ever had to do and I cried infront of them and totally let my guard down...but you know what. That urge to gamble has gone, that urge to sneak a look at trying to make money from the stock markets has gone and the weight off my shoulders has gone
I went outside the next day, the air smelt different, things sounded different, I was happier around people, I slept better, I am performing better in my job and I worry less.
Please do it. I know I struggled to listen to people telling me the exact same thing. Build it up, plan what you want to say and just be honest.
Good luck. Rst.
Well done on speaking out and I bet you feel amazing for it!
I was gambling online then stock market until last week when I had enough ! I can’t wait to feel like you do a couple of months down the line as just now I’m still at the angry stage for the money I wasted ! Luckily I stopped before I blew all the savings but been gambling 11 years and ready to stop for good now !
your words inspired me at how good I am going to feel soon
Glad to hear Chx. Stock markets are always something I wanted to get involved in, seemed exciting and I have a degree in business studies. But never realised I had an addictive personality and a high risk profile. Basically I couldn't do the slow and steady and wait for the stock market to turn in my favour.
They are correct when they say the stock market isn't for everyone but because I had lost so much all I had to think was that I'll pick a winner. Just give it up as a valuable life lesson and work hard to build up your savings again.
Best of luck