Back here on day 1. Been here before. Gambling has controlled my life for so long now. I have tried to control my gambling but every time I end up back losing everything. I can’t stop. I am a far better person when I am GF. I can’t keep living like this or I am going to lose everything I have worked for. I am crying for help. Here is to a gamble free day and day 1.
I have been reading through the various diaries you've started on our forums over the years and it is clear that, whilst you have had support from our forum members, there's been many relapses and each time things seem to be getting harder for you. I note that you have managed to stop gambling for varied periods of time and acknowledge that you were healthier during those times? Maybe it's time to consider some structured professional support on an ongoing basis, as this can be hard to tackle with willpower alone.
Problem gambling can be very isolating and therefore it can be difficult to reach out to friends and family to act as support for you in recovery, although we would advise you do this if you can. This can also help you to progress and break the cycle of relapse following gambling cessation.
If you want to chat through your options with a friendly Adviser, please do call us free on 0808 8020 133 or you can contact us through our live chat.
Leigh, Forum Admin