Thanks for sharing your experience.
The hardest part is to avoid people who gamblers as well. They just suck you into their mind set and behaviour, which you find unacceptable in helping you to break free of gambling.
If you get the urges again, I do recommend that you should watch some Utube clips on Only Phil, who is a recovery gambler.
Stay sane, safe, calm and take one day at a time.
So it’s day 7 GF and I hope this time it lasts.
An entry I’ve wanted to add to this diary is something I’ve noticed myself doing over the last few days. So I’ve recently been dotting about the house and ended up chucking a lot of stuff on eBay. I’ve found myself since listing my stuff on there very obsessive with checking how many people are watching the items, where the bids are & my inbox. I gave my head a wobble the other day and realised the same relentless, obsessive behaviours are being acted out through eBay now. Checking how much my items are going for and whether I have any offers etc. I’ve basically understood for the first true time that I never really stood a chance with gambling. Because gambling is such a higher intense version of chucking stuff on eBay. I’m obviously only obsessed with eBay now to see how much money I’ve accumulated in the same way I would gamble to try make some money. eBay is obviously safer though as the time I spend obsessed with checking my listings I would have blown hundreds and hundreds of pounds on the slots.