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Joe-90

Member since:
05.10.2016

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I joined GamCare as I had gotten into debt due to my gambling getting out of control, I got counselling but did not fully engage in the process as thought I could still do my football bets etc and keep it under control which let me back to rock bottom.

This time I came clean to my family as well as my partner and started going to GA which has really made me look at the situation honestly and I have come to realise that I am a compulsive gambler who can never bet again.

I haven't gambled for

130

days

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16-08-2018 [quote=G100] Hi Eva, thanks for your message. However i’m Struggling to understand why getting out…
16-08-2018 It sounds that you deep down know you have an issue but your love for the sport is what makes you re…
14-08-2018 Hi Valdab, Get to your nearest GA meeting, as a compulsive gamlbler we have to realise we cannot do …
14-08-2018 Hi Bailey, I was a similar case to yourself as a single man, I worked all my twenties and most of my…
14-08-2018 Hi Alan, Gambling is an addiction for us, we use to escape reality and deal with feelings, emotions …
22-02-2018 Its normal to be angry, but its out of your hands. All you can do is educate yourself regarding comp…
19-02-2018 Hi Lrobbins,  It sounds like your well versed in what really goes on in his head. At GA he would ha…
19-02-2018 Again this is another reason GA works so well as you will be surrounded by compulsive gamblers who u…
18-02-2018 You need to get to GA and get support there, make it part of your life. I reemeber having a similar …
17-02-2018 Lea, if your a compulsive gambler it should come as no surprise. Get to your nearest GA meeting asap…
16-02-2018 Hi Lea, I too went for councelling, but the reality is I wanted a fix, a switch ti turn off so I wou…
16-02-2018 [quote=merlins] Thank you, Joe. Thank you for your simple fix advice 'stop gambling.' I am going to …
15-02-2018 Hi Merlins, The problem is your a compulsive gambler who simply cannot stop (you may go days or even…
09-02-2018 Its not easy mate, we are compulsive gamblers, you cant just flick a switch Im afraid. But at least …
06-02-2018 Hi Joe, You are a compulsive gambler, as long as your gambling you will struggle to stay afloat. The…
05-02-2018 Mate get your nearest GA meeting and make it a regualr part of your life. You already know you a com…
05-02-2018 Hi Dotty, Well done for looking for advice, it sounds like your son is a compulsive gambler. The goo…
30-01-2018 Your right to want security, and your husband has some nerve saying he is angry. He should have gone…
29-01-2018 Your son surely has a right to know, its not that his Dad is evil but his Dad is a compulsive gamble…
29-01-2018 Did you visit the debt camel site, a lot of people in GA with big debts found help there. But you sh…
26-01-2018 Yes of course, we need fuel for our addiction so if we can kee going at it without too much conseque…
23-01-2018 Your worst enemy is gambling full stop. A compulsive gambler can never win as we cannot stop, it’s…
23-01-2018 A lot of sites are basically the same apart from the logo. You need to focus on recovery and forget …
23-01-2018 Well done mate, each day gamble free is an achievement so fair play on turning your life around. Onw…
22-01-2018 Your not sure if losing 20k in 10 weeks is normal? It's perfectly normal for compulsive gamblers, so…
22-01-2018 Hi lovehearts, Well done on coming here, its a good way to keep your head in check. If you could giv…
20-01-2018 Hi Sunshine, How did you find out? Did he come clean? the reason I ask is that you now need full dis…
20-01-2018 Hi Mollyb (are you the person at the start of this thread also?? Im a bit confused),  I have just b…
20-01-2018 Hi Again,  Im not sure my partner thought I did not love her even though I was treating her and the…
19-01-2018 Hi Rachel,  Well done on the step you have taken. You have shown that your the responsible adult in…
19-01-2018 Well done on finding the forum, unfortunatly there is no quick fix to your problem. Your living with…
19-01-2018 Hi Trina, Well done on seeking help, and its good to hear you have the support of your partner which…
18-01-2018   Well done on coming here Z.  The amounts and specifics may vary but basically your story is the …
18-01-2018 Hi Rachel,  Im sorry to hear you story, you have found out the hard way what its like living with a…
18-01-2018 Hi mate,  You should look up your nearest GA meeting and start attending. It has helped change my o…
17-01-2018 Hi KST,  Your biggest regret is not sticking to GA, but there is no point living in the past and fe…
15-01-2018 Hi Btown,  you certainly have all the traits of a compulsive gambler alright. Once you see that you…
08-01-2018 Hi Shimla, it certainly sounds like you are a complusive gambler. I was similar to you when I was si…
03-01-2018 It really sounds like you are a compulsive gambler alright, the key to it is, as you have mentioned,…
03-01-2018 Get to your local GA meeting, the 12 step program will help show you that you can overcome this one …
03-01-2018 Hi There, as with all forms of gambling or trading or in fact any forms of expenditure, we should on…
21-12-2017 Hi Lena, My story was similar to yours, was certain I could get it under control myself, but the rea…
21-12-2017 Hi Littlehobbit,  It sounds like you are compulsive gambler alright and the fact that your here sho…
21-12-2017 Sounds like your a compulsive gambler, you wont win the money back  as you cant control this addict…
14-12-2017   This compulsion is not easy to deal with. Most of us wander through life not even realising we ha…
23-11-2017 The golden rule of gambling is 'only bet with money you can afford to lose', for compulsive gambler …
21-11-2017 Staying clean for a couple of weeks would suggest you can control this thing, I used to think the sa…
21-11-2017 Horall, I was similar in that I would get stuff paid for and had very little debt as a single man wi…
20-11-2017 "People say try GA meetings but it’s very difficult for me to get to meetings with work and family…
16-11-2017 Hi Shaun, I know this may sound a bit harsh, but its not really a big step. Dont be fooled by this, …

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