• barbarat posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Commit to help whether it is GA, Therapy or even in patient help. When you do commit to help you will find that honesty is the best policy and you will have to divulge your secrets to your wife. There is a possibility that while you think you are softening the blow to your wife by cleaning up the mess, you might make it worse by not bringing her…[Read more]

    • Thanks Barbarat. I agree with you and want to divulge any secrets. Working up the courage. Not gambling while doing that. And have a therapy appointment in 3 days as well. Thanks again for the response and support.

  • barbarat posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Congrats on 6 years:-). I would like to hear your story if you would like to share. I have 139 days. I am very committed to my program and truly enjoy chatting with people on this site. I consider it part of my recovery.

  • barbarat posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Tara, every day that you don’t gamble is a major accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. Recovery is one of the most difficult things I have done in my life and it is also one of the most rewarding. I am not sure what state you are in, but you should check to see if your state offers assistance for compulsive gamblers. I live in C…[Read more]

  • barbarat posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Such a great way to take charge! I love that you see the value in driving to GA and therapy vs. the casino’s. Continue to move forward with a positive attitude and don’t look back. We are here for you if you need to talk or even if you just want to vent. No judgement here just love and support.

    • Thank you for the encouragement Barbarat 😊 It’s going to be a long journey but looking at it as a challenge. I learned from this group that it’s not only about stopping gambling but making positive changes in my life… one step at a time. I love the warmth in this group ♥️

  • barbarat posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Please know that there is hope and there is help out there. I am early in my recovery from compulsive gambling, 107 days to be exact. I read your story and wow I felt like I was reading mine. After 6+ years of gambling I admitted myself into an inpatient facility in Arizona as I just could not stop going to the Casino’s here in Southern…[Read more]

    • To everyone on there, that is exactly true. One year ago, I was lying on my back having run out every credit card, even a storefront lender, behind on mortgage and more, way overextended on my home while my wife and I are getting old. I was and am working 12 hours from home and was gambling week after week, month after month, had declared…[Read more]

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