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10 years since this all began  


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. 

Posted : 25th September 2020 11:40 pm

Well done.You’ve taken the biggest and most difficult step and it sounds like you’ve got caring and supportive people around you which is fantastic and will be a huge help.

Posted : 26th September 2020 1:00 pm

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 



Posted : 27th September 2020 12:17 pm

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

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Posted : 18th October 2020 5:53 pm
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