• debbiea posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Yes I did. And some of those things are part of the wreckage of my past that I’m still albeit slowly working on cleaning up. I’ve had to come out of retirement to work to pay off multiple finance company loans, payday loans, and repay a government overpayment. But I’m grateful that just for today I didn’t give in to the urge to gamble earlier, my…[Read more]

  • debbiea posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months ago

    Here it is day 6, and I’m fighting a strong urge to go gamble at casino with my $50 reward play. This is the strongest urge I’ve felt during the past 6 days, and I’m going bat $hit krazy (YES! crazy with a “K”)

  • debbiea posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months ago

    I’m a compulsive gambler. My life, including my finances, become unmanageable when I gamble. Taking one day at a time to not start the cycle of insanity all over again by placing that first bet today. Just for today: I choose not to gamble.

    • Did you ever do questionable things for money to gamble. Not stealing but other things?

      • Yes I did. And some of those things are part of the wreckage of my past that I’m still albeit slowly working on cleaning up. I’ve had to come out of retirement to work to pay off multiple finance company loans, payday loans, and repay a government overpayment. But I’m grateful that just for today I didn’t give in to the urge to gamble earlier, my…[Read more]

  • debbiea posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months ago

    My name is Debbie A. I’m a compulsive gambler. If I start to gamble, all areas of my life become unmanageable, and my journey back towards a peaceful way of life will become chaotic.

  • debbiea posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    I’m a compulsive gambler. My life, including my finances, become unmanageable when I gamble. Taking one day at a time to not start the cycle of insanity all over again by placing that first bet today. Just for today: I choose not to gamble.

  • debbiea posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Excuse typos. Credit not ctedit.

  • debbiea posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Don’t give up. Hang in there. I took a part time job to help pay off gambling debts. No checking account by choice. Cut up my ctedit card. I use prepaid ctedit or gift cards that are non reloadable to make purchases, and those types of cards do not work to get cash back from ATM or when making purchases. I have direct deposit, and bills set up as…[Read more]

  • debbiea posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Taking one day at a time

  • debbiea posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Excuse the typos

  • debbiea posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    It’s been 2 days since I gambled. Lost my bill money again on payday. At least I have a debit card that I cannot get cadh back or use at atm do I’ll have food and gas until then. I’ve contacted the creditors whose payments were returned. What will I do differently when payday comes in 2 weeks? For starters I’ve cut up my credit card, and I have an…[Read more]

  • debbiea became a registered member 1 year, 1 month ago