• Lost Soul posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    I have disclosed my cg to two of my brothers and one sister in law. I am so blessed, they have all been so supportive. I’m staying with one of my brother’s for a few days. I feel loved and understood.

    • I am so glad you opened up and have support from your family, that is a big part in recovery I am finding. I hope things continue to go well for you πŸ™‚

  • Lost Soul posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Good for you! I love journalling all my thoughts each morning, I sometimes (especially lately) have been returning to my journal off and on throughout the day as I deal with my emotions. For me, it helps to put my thoughts down with pen and paper. Today I invited my husband to read parts of my journal so that he could (hopefully) understand my…[Read more]

  • Lost Soul posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    That’s so awesome that you came clean! I totally understand the fear of our spouses leaving us. I am slowly coming to terms with it, if he leaves me (or more likely kicks me out) I will be okay. One day at a time as the saying goes.

  • Lost Soul posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Thank you for sharing Elaine. I feel so alone, it’s taking so long to get a counsellor. I’m from a small town and our wait lists are huge. Ken’s emails are helpful. I’m journalling a lot and that helps too. Im terrified that I may lose my marriage. It’s weird I have no urge to gamble but then again this is only day 10 for me..how are YOU coping?

  • Lost Soul posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    I have the same problem.

  • Lost Soul posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    My husband is angry at me again. He’s going through all the money I lost. Im humiliated and ashamed of myself.

    • Me too. But my husband is so calm about it. It makes me feel worse.

      • Thank you for sharing Elaine. I feel so alone, it’s taking so long to get a counsellor. I’m from a small town and our wait lists are huge. Ken’s emails are helpful. I’m journalling a lot and that helps too. Im terrified that I may lose my marriage. It’s weird I have no urge to gamble but then again this is only day 10 for me..how are YOU coping?

      • I think I will start journaling. I usually start strong. This is day 1.

        • Good for you! I love journalling all my thoughts each morning, I sometimes (especially lately) have been returning to my journal off and on throughout the day as I deal with my emotions. For me, it helps to put my thoughts down with pen and paper. Today I invited my husband to read parts of my journal so that he could (hopefully) understand my…[Read more]

    • That’s so awesome that you came clean! I totally understand the fear of our spouses leaving us. I am slowly coming to terms with it, if he leaves me (or more likely kicks me out) I will be okay. One day at a time as the saying goes.

    • what do you do about the guilty feeling when I win its all great but when i lose i lie and he knows and smiles like he knows then i feel bad start a fight about something to throw the suspicions on any thing else except my gambleing anyone know where i new jersey there is meeting for things like this

  • Lost Soul posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    I am brand new to this site and reaching out for help. Where do I start?

    • Ken L replied 2 weeks ago

      Hi Lost Soul
      Glad you are reaching out.
      I would suggest your next step be finding some counseling in your city and then see if you can connect with Gamblers Anonymous.
      And if you have any questions or just need to share please email me at Ken.lambon@rogers.com
      God Bless
      Ken L YBIR

    • cnw18 replied 2 weeks ago

      You are not alone. You will find someone to talk to. There is guidance of various types. Many, many find a new way of thinking, so to speak. Or maybe just slowing their thinking WAY down. πŸ™‚

  • Lost Soul posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    Who does one connect with to not feel so alone? The shame and embarrassment is overwhelming.

  • Lost Soul joined the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago