• Serenity posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I know staying away is hard. Maybe make yourself a list one column of what gambling does for you and another column of what it doesn’t do for you. So good and bad. I did this. It does help rationalize or put a better perspective on things.
    Here for you Jenny wishing you the best. Thank you for your honesty in your posts.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months ago

    Buggy it’s good that you were doing well.
    You had a slip. and it didn’t go well. It usually doesn’t and that’s always a hard lesson to learn.
    Brush yourself off and stick to your conviction to stop gambling.
    It’s unfortunate how quickly a person can forget why they wanted to stop in the first place.
    Get help if you can and think it’s warr…[Read more]

    • Same thing with me.. it’s 2am and I can’t stop thinking about the money I won then lost just 12 hours ago . That money would have let me pay my mortgage and now I put that plus double in. Over 2 grand.. I’m so sick I just want to throw up. You’re not alone. I don’t know how I’ll ever repay all the financial damage I’ve done. Good luck to you a…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months ago

    Jenny what’s happening.
    I don’t know seems when something comes up for me that’s a disappointment it makes me feel like gambling I guess called slips.
    That’s something I need to work on.
    Because for me gambling is my biggest disappointment in myself which is the worst.
    Other than gambling I live a pretty standup life.
    But gambling can ruin th…[Read more]

    • No I was just upset, I bet all my money on gambling and lost so I thought betting more money would get me more results but now that I’ve had some sleep I’m rethinking my options. I took a $900 loan just so I can play and lost it all. That was yesterday. I was just mad I wanted to win back money I lost. I’m constantly changing my mind

      • No I was just high on wanting to win big so I said that, now that I’m thinking clearly I’m just going to pay my loans

        • I know staying away is hard. Maybe make yourself a list one column of what gambling does for you and another column of what it doesn’t do for you. So good and bad. I did this. It does help rationalize or put a better perspective on things.
          Here for you Jenny wishing you the best. Thank you for your honesty in your posts.

        • Tam replied 3 weeks ago

          I am so in your boat Jenny. I just won 13k after consolidatimg my loans and then I compulsively shopped to try and justify all the money I almost lost gambling to win, then I went and gambled have of it away again and now I am flat broke…..it is an absurd addiction. I can’t tell whether I .addicting to winning, my net or simply the gamble but I…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    You tube video worth watching.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months ago

    Hi Jenny
    I know the draw but I also know the outcome. Even if a person dies win it’s hard to stop or it goes back in short order.
    The conclusion behind instead of ahead. I know it’s really hard to stay away but I hope you do. It sounds like you make decent money good for you ! One day at a time.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 2 weeks ago

    👍

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Dan I related well with this also. You are welcome!

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    Thank you Jenny!!

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    ❤️

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    You are doing well seeing a therapist. You have a will to stay away from gambling and that’s a good start. Good that a treatment centre helped BT. There’s options and it’s good too know them weather we chose to use them or if we need them or not.

    • Yes I was kind of offended that she said I might benefit from a treatment center I don’t im that far gone.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    You are welcome

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    Maybe family counselling would help. If you are able to get your family to go.
    Gambling I think in part is because of the dissatisfaction of something in our lives. And to stay away a person needs to create a new way of life in a sense.
    We can’t get back what we have lost but we can keep ourselves from losing more.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    In a perfect world the money is just sitting there waiting for us.
    I wish it was.
    Like the saying goes gambling is only a problem if you are losing lol
    Problem is we somehow get it in our head that we will win, we are due
    To bad it doesn’t work that way 😕

  • Serenity posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months ago

    I found a long article online which I feel was good to read.
    I found it easy to identify with this person and they are a good writer.
    Andy Bellatti MS, RD
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    On my Facebook profile, there’s a photo — posted on July 16, 2017 at 6:59 AM — of a stunning sunrise with the following caption: “Waking…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Well Jenny you are to be commended for slowing down with your gambling.
    You know we just can’t gamble we don’t know when to quit. Even if it’s at snail pace it can excel very quickly.
    It’s a process stopping a lot of self talk. And as BT suggests getting yourself some counselling would likely benefit you also. I know I could use some counsel…[Read more]

    • BT suggested I check in to an in-patient treatment center not counseling while I do hear she’s got some valid points regarding my sobriety, I don’t think I need to check in to an in-patient treatment center. It’s still early in my recovery and perhaps i shouldn’t have shared the fact that i gambled to you guys before i told my therapist but i…[Read more]

      • You are doing well seeing a therapist. You have a will to stay away from gambling and that’s a good start. Good that a treatment centre helped BT. There’s options and it’s good too know them weather we chose to use them or if we need them or not.

        • Yes I was kind of offended that she said I might benefit from a treatment center I don’t im that far gone.

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    We share in missing Ken.
    I always assumed Ken was paid by this site.
    I’m uncertain if he was though.
    If he did give his time freely that was very generous of him. Even if he was paid he was still very generous.
    Ken’s family must miss him very much.
    As well the people who frequent this site.
    I hope the administrator of this site is able to…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months ago

    It’s been really quiet here since Ken has passed away.
    The chat with a councillor isn’t here anymore.
    Maximus had a few posts as representing this site.
    There are over 8000 people signed up and no help for people working with getting gambling under control.
    This site is sponsored by casino owner (government).
    Where’s the help ?

    • Yes…..I miss Ken a lot and I know his family does and so do the many people on this site.

    • Was Ken a volunteer councillor

      • We share in missing Ken.
        I always assumed Ken was paid by this site.
        I’m uncertain if he was though.
        If he did give his time freely that was very generous of him. Even if he was paid he was still very generous.
        Ken’s family must miss him very much.
        As well the people who frequent this site.
        I hope the administrator of this site is able to…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 1 weeks ago

    From my favourite trauma recovery coach

    In my quest for recovery, I stumbled upon a profound realization: my false belief; that strength meant keeping my emotions locked away – oh how wrong I was. You see, I feared rejection, criticism, and abandonment, believing they would shatter me if I dared to expose my vulnerabilities.

    I reached a…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 weeks ago

    ❤️

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 weeks ago

    You’ll figure it out Jenny.
    Sounds like you have some really good people in your life. That’s beautiful!

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