Many times I have told myself that I would never gamble again but, nothing ever helps the urge. I also think that alcohol can have a serious effect on me where my mindset will completely change for the worse, so that's something that needs to go aswel.
I hope you get your own thread started. My story is well documented in my previous posts so to cut a very long story a lot shorter; I had been to prison 4 times by the the time I was 25 all for thieving or deception, all the money to fund gambling in bookies, casinos and card schools.
Missing out on life because of this. I recently hit rock bottom, blowing through almost a year in saving blackjack 8 decks strategy 3 hours. I haven't placed a bet so feeling a little better about thing's.
What financial accountability will you have in place? As I came out of the shop I picked a fare up and he asked what I had been doing in the second hand shop. I have self excluded from all bookmakers in my area actually done this month's ago However one independent bookmaker told me not to worry about self exclusion as I just need to time to cool off then go back whenever I like.
Howcome the focus doesn't kick in until after losing? I'm going to have to seriously think of getting a second job. Can I ask,what is longest you have went without a gamble? I went bankrupt and was given a fresh start - nearly debt free.
All of my expenses must be planned in advance.
Although selling my property would clear some of the debt owed it wouldn't clear all of it and I wouldn't be able to get another mortgage with my current credit rating. Like I could have used the money I wasted on so many better things that would have made me much happier than I am today.
Im in some serious financial troubles. As it stands, I don't have the cash to make it this month. I am losing everything to it and it's killing me. When I gamble, I tend to go on really bad benders once in a while. I wish you well with it, take care.
Tbh, I am amazed how much betting shops are allowed to advertise in the UK. There is a huge difference between needing and wanting.
I couldn't believe what I had heard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks I'm with ya man. As bad as your situation is it can get better. I'm here because I need help and I would like to help others. It's a lot easier lost money on online gambling "stay strong" when your pockets and bank account is empty.
Not sure if that was helpful. Now I'm starting to realise what I should have been doing with my money. I understand what you are saying about not feeling happy and I think it's important to always remember feeling this way, gambling has done this to us and it's time to say no more. I told him, and I told him why.
It's always the same. Only one of my friends knows how bad it is and that's only because he doe's exactly the same.
You may find the support groups a big help over the weekend. I genuinely can't believe the mess I am in because of gambling. No point in sitting around doing nothing. And now I am in a situation where I honestly am not sure how I am going to get through the month. The test will come when the wages go in next week, but I'm feeling confident for a change.
Off work for 2 week's and it's going to be very quiet time's from now on. Do you really want it to be over, if you do then you won't gamble today. I have goals in life that are constantly being put off because of this. To get the best support on this forum it's better to start your own thread. So getting it out there does feel good. So, share as much or as little as you like but do try to stick to keeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to be updated on your progress or share something with you.
Thenewjt, I would absolutely love to make it past paychecks without gambling, I can't remember the last time I made it through 1 paycheck. In the title of your thread you say "Need this to be over" Indeed you do, its no good just acknowledging that fact. I went roughly 4 weeks once and it felt incredible, I wish I had never went back to it.