• Serenity posted a new activity comment 2 days, 11 hours 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 weeks, 6 days ago

    👍

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

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

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

    Thank you Jenny!!

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

    ❤️

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    You are welcome

  • Serenity posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 6 days 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.
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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 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 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 1 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 1 months 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 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    ❤️

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

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

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

    Jenny there are different stages to stopping it seems. At one point I felt as you do. Now instead of telling myself I may go back. I think why would I want to.
    This takes time and I don’t think any of the effects of abstinence can be skipped.
    I appreciate reading your thoughts and your experiences.

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

    Thank you Dan, you are very kind!

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

    A person has to remind them selves of the unrest that gambling brings.
    It sounds like you are doing well.
    I’m hanging in there also.
    I think about gambling much less now. But I still do think about it. The urges have softened to almost nothing just a thought that comes for a minute and leaves just a quickly once in awhile.
    It’s been just ove…[Read more]

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

    Buying scratch tickets after stopping slots.
    There’s still the excitement of a possible win.
    I had bought the odd one after stopping playing slots. I also had no luck on them I stopped with the scratch tickets right away as that wasn’t where my true addiction lyes. And I didn’t want another problem .
    it’s a dream ,a hope for some quick money.…[Read more]

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