You can read my original post here - https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/recovery-diaries/first-time-on-here-first-time-telling-anyone/
4 YEARS LATER!!!
Wow! It's been a good while to say the least. Sorry I stopped updating everyone and possibly providing help to others, I felt like as my addiction subdued, it was best for me to move away from this forum.
Hopefully the following will inspire others that are at the beginning of their Journey!
Where to start? Ok, so I totally kicked gambling and have been clear for 4 years now. I managed to save enough for the wedding and go on a beautiful honeymoon to the Maldives! I designed and project managed a self-build, we moved into our dream home 4 months ago. Prior to that we had a beautiful little girl who is now nearly 2 years old. Life is so much better now! I feel happy and clear minded. It is only when you rid yourself of the addiction you can truly see how toxic it is.
So guys.... it DOES get better. You need to stay focused and stay strong. I wouldn't be where I am if I didn't quit! As cliché as it sounds, you never win with gambling in the long run! Even if you think you have the system all figured out or will stop after you hit big. Trust me - you don't and you won't! Stop now and be a true winner.
I will keep an eye on this thread and answer any questions you guys have. So don't lurk and be silent. Create that account and ask for some help.
4 YEARS GF!!!!
Was just after 4 years relapsed last year.Dont ever get complacent or think you have this beat , we will always be compulsive gamblers and wont ever truly beat it.If you ever think your better , come back on here for reality check , its just the illness trying to trick you and then catch you off guard.But well done staying gf , for time you have.
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