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Thank you for putting this as a 'sticky'. I am at the start of my recovery and have spent the past few days reading Sabine's diary.

To say that it is inspirational is an understatement. She truly was an astounding person. I hope that I can be half as strong as she was. RIP Sabine. Sending love and best wishes to your family.


Posted : 20th October 2015 2:04 pm

Just spent the last hour ready this unbelievable diary from a truly inspirational person.

So very sad and puts so many things into perspective.

Posted : 11th November 2015 3:06 pm

God bless and RIP.

Posted : 4th March 2016 12:08 pm

Sounds like a truelly remarkable woman. To keep her spirits that high in her darkest hours and not forgetting being gamble free through it all is inspirational. R.I.P Sabine

Posted : 3rd August 2016 1:50 am
New beginning

Wow! Just spent the past few hours reading this incredible story of a truly remarkable woman. The tears are streaming down my face. As I start my journey for the umpteenth time I will take inspiration and comfort from you Sabine. The world may be darker without you but you've lit up the lives of so many. I can and will beat this horrible addiction. I hope your at peace,God bless xxx

Posted : 8th August 2016 5:00 pm
New beginning

Bump! Bumping this up as its a story that needs to be read. Inspirational and I feel a legacy that can help others if they read it!

Posted : 11th August 2016 9:37 am

Oh my God, I've spent the last three days reading this diary and am only on page 7 but have been hooked, I just wanted to know how many pages there are and now am nearly in tears. I will continue to read but feel so sad.

Posted : 28th August 2016 11:06 pm
New beginning

Keep reading it's sad but also inspirational. Amazing woman! I remember reading it as the tears rolled down my face. Made my problems seem quite trivial. A tremendously open and honest diary and what this forum is all about.

Posted : 29th August 2016 8:29 am
New beginning


Posted : 10th September 2016 9:56 am

[quote=rosy]hi Charly, I can't believe you spent your mates money!!! In all honesty I would never contemplate doing anything so wrong - especially as they were good enough to lend you what you needed. Anyway, that said, we are all different - Obviously you were in the GRIP of the gambling demon. Have you sought professional help? Has your friend found out? What are your future

to say I'm shocked by your comment or judgement is an understatement if you are a compulsive gambler in active addiction that what Charly did is a yet for you, most gamblers I know also lie and cheat not to hurt anyone but to feed this habit, in doing so we do hurt people and it becomes part of the damage that hopefully helps us to eventually surrender and get help. It's almost like your telling her off, you don't know the impact that behaviours had. I take it your a gambler otherwise why are you here? Someone once said before judging someone make sure your own hands are clean, I don't know any "compulsive gamblers" with clean hands. It's the consequences that help us to address this illness. Be careful when commenting as you don't know how people are emotionally. Mentally and the reality of this illness is people die.

Posted : 21st September 2016 6:02 pm

Hi everyone, Im new o here. My name is Amir and Ive been addicted to gambling since june 2014. Before that I lost thousands o get rich quick schemes on internet. Even when I occasionally do win big I think I can win more and then I have a loosing streak and lose it all. You would have thought by now Id realise that you always lose. Even when you win, you eventually get a losing streak if its not straight away. Gambling is definitely a risk not worth taking. It has made me very miserable and depressed and I despise the bookies. They make money out of your misery. Im going to Gamblers Anonymous and that is helping and now my mum is looking after my money and gives little bit every so often which limits what I can lose. Im in the process of doing the multiple operator self exclusion so Im not allowed in any bookies in local area. That will really help. Just got to upload photo and ID. Best wishes to everyone on here....and remember there is only one winner - the bookies, casinos or whatever the gamblig venue is.

Posted : 4th October 2016 3:45 pm
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Hi Asking21,

Welcome to the GamCare forum. You've posted on the bottom of another diary which may be why you haven't had any replies. You might copy your post into the New Members part of this forum (just go into that section, scoll down to the bottom of the page, and click on 'create new topic') and then other members can respond to you.

This diary will remain as a 'sticky' but will be closed for further comments.


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