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Jfield13
(@jfield13)

I’ve been gambling since I was at school so that’s 40+ years, did I think I had a gambling problem no, just thought I was rubbish at picking winners. Don’t seem to be in relationships very long, did I think my gambling had anything to do with it, no. Never go away on holidays because I never had any money, did I think my gambling had anything to do with it, no. The money I’ve lost over the years I can’t do anything about. My biggest regret is I never got help sooner with my gambling, things could of been so  much different. Day 17 GF hasn’t been easy so far and I don’t expect it’s going to get any easier but I’ll give it my best shot.  

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Posted : 12th September 2019 9:35 am
Celse1987
(@celse1987)

Never too late mate, be positive. Best of luck

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Posted : 12th September 2019 9:41 am
Iannk
(@iannk)

Me too, we're in the same boat, let's keep it afloat. 

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Posted : 12th September 2019 11:35 am
Celse1987
(@celse1987)

That’s it my friend 👍🏻

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Posted : 12th September 2019 12:42 pm
holycrosser
(@holycrosser)

It really is never too late, I’ve had to do this, very very last chance and 6 months today I’m out of it.

it is very hard, day by day i take it, keep going and be patient.

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Posted : 12th September 2019 1:23 pm
Celse1987
(@celse1987)

Well done 👍🏻 

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Posted : 12th September 2019 7:58 pm
changemylife
(@changemylife)

It is never too late to stop gambling and I respect your honesty and intention to refrain. I know what you mean about the detrimental effects of gambling, such as breakdown of relationships and never having enough money to do the things you want to do. I too have been gambling for about 40 years and it hurts. But I know that I am responsible for my own mistakes and can only look to the future. All the best mate.

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Posted : 16th October 2019 12:32 am
KS2
 KS2
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Posted by: Jfield13

I’ve been gambling since I was at school so that’s 40+ years,

. My biggest regret is I never got help sooner with my gambling, things could of been so  much different.

You sound remarkably like me. In the early days of my recovery I couldn't stop focusing on the lost opportunities, the missed chances to stop (I first went to GA in 1988), the sheer waste of my life.

I still have days like that, but not nearly as many.

If you are 54 years old and male, your life expectancy is another 28 years - if you are in good health (and got good genes) it will be more than that.

Imagine what you can do with those 28 years or more.

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Posted : 16th October 2019 8:24 am
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