• Lindy posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I haven’t been on for quite awhile. Sorry you’re having some medical issues. Hope all goes well for you. I’ve had some myself and of course my husband with Alzheimer’s is another entity in my life.. I do appreciate your faithfulness Ken in trying to help others in distress… take care Lindy

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

    Way to go….. take care … Lindy

    • Good for you. Something that’s helpful for me is a counselor that specializes in gambling addiction. A good counselor can help you understand what the root causes of the addiction are. It took a while for me to realize my addiction was deep rooted in the way I was raised and my emotions were discounted by my mom. I carried that into every r…[Read more]

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

    I remember also joining the site… and thinking that I wasn’t really addicted that bad… and then instant realization that I was, and needed someone to understand… which lots of folks here do…. Lindy

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

    I just commented but it’s not showing….
    The reason you’re driven to gamble is that this addiction is really difficult. There’s part of us that unfortunately remembers the fun of playing without the losing. All you can do is try. Maybe find something to occupy your mind elsewhere.. like hobby or volunteering or ?? … take care … Lindy

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

    oops Lindy’s real name is Diane …. tried to edit but couldn’t figure out how….

  • Lindy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I haven’t been on here much lately. My mind has been so preoccupied with getting my husband placed in LTC… all the financial issues etc etc. When I was stressed before I used to play games online and it helped forget all the stresses with my husband’s condition of Alzheimer’s I can’t do that now of course. Not only do I not have funds to do…[Read more]

    • oops Lindy’s real name is Diane …. tried to edit but couldn’t figure out how….

    • Thanks for sharing Lindy
      Will keep you in my thoughts that you get things sorted out.
      And all one can do is not place a bet ODAAT cause it won’t
      change a thing. Will only make matters worst.
      God Bless
      Ken L YBIR

    • I’m glad that you recognize that playing online is back tracking. Even playing completely free game until payday is the escape I crave. I learned this the hard way. Keep coming back for support

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sometimes a slip is a good reminder of why you need to stay as strong as you can. Losing like you did has made you very aware of why you wanted to stop. If you’re in real difficulty perhaps asking for help would not be all that bad if you have someone who you can confide in… but that’s up to you…. God will help of course… but keep in mind…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    It sounds like you’re really trying and keeping busy is important…. Good for you!!!! Take care Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Thanks Serenity… hope you are doing okay…..

    • Hi Lindy
      I’m okay except my parrot Cosmo passed away. A bit heart wrenching time is a healer.
      I hope you are doing well ! Nice to hear from you❤️

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Hope what you’re reading is giving you hope that you can ‘overcome’ this addiction … take care Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Though I find your comment to be somewhat offensive in what you said… and you may not come back even to read this… I’d like to say that everyone has their choice in how they fight this addiction. If you’ve been here several times you would have been able to read many different ways that people use. Support of some kind is very necessary……[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Oh… the print went to normal size lol

  • Lindy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 months ago

    Hi…. I haven’t been on too much lately for various reasons… but I wanted to say that as well as painting as a method of utilizing time when I might be tempted to gamble… I decided I needed more interaction with others my age… I’m 77 and dealing with the fact my husband has Alzheimer’s and has been in hospital waiting for LTC (which will…[Read more]

    • Oh… the print went to normal size lol

    • Lindy thank you for the good advice. It sounds like you are enjoying getting out with people more that’s awesome!

      • Thanks Serenity… hope you are doing okay…..

        • Hi Lindy
          I’m okay except my parrot Cosmo passed away. A bit heart wrenching time is a healer.
          I hope you are doing well ! Nice to hear from you❤️

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi… you have your goals .. that’s what you need. Gambling when it becomes an addiction is so controlling… but when you have the desire to stop that’s the first step… It would be good if you had some support … perhaps Gamblers Anonymous, perhaps a trusted friend to confide in… The time you put into gambling try to use that time for…[Read more]

    • Thank you, I appreciate it. Yes I have a hobby that I totally neglected when I was gambling. I really let myself go, weight gain to make me feel better about the loss of $. I’ve been so depressed because of my gambling. But I feel strong now that I decided to let it go, once and for all. I understand and can see how bad it is and I can’t just pla…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Somethin else you may try Scab123 is painting …You may think you don’t have any talent there just as I did…. but decided a few years ago to go and buy just some inexpensive paint and canvases etc. and try… I too watched videos and improved greatly.. so now I buy a bit more expensive paints….Serenity does this as well I do nature… like…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Meg, I don’t live in the US so don’t know regulations there. In Canada we don’t declare unless one makes a living with it I believe.

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    I would just suggest that you not worry so much about telling at least someone in your family. I was so afraid my ‘grown’ children would find out and disown me totally… but life as it is, they did find out and instead of condemnation they helped me find help with my debt… ‘consolidation agency. They did all the research for me. All this to say…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi… It’s good that you came hoping for some help and the realization it’s tough to quit on your own. As well as coming here perhaps it would benefit you to have someone you trust to confide in and help … Of course there’s always the Gambler’s anonymous .. In any case ‘some’ face to face support.I If you don’t have a plan… it’s not easy to…[Read more]

    • Thanks Lindy! Im struggling to overcome this on my own and I could use some support. I think Ill do a virtual meeting to start and take it from there. I do have some hobbies but they are all secondary to my gambling and I need to make them my priority instead of gambling.

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Jimi…. Serenity’s advice stands…. exclude yourself again as many places as you play… That’s not likely going to take the desire away… so I would suggest some support… If you’re up for it Gambler’s anonymous…. if not some friend or family member to let out your issue…. someone you trust. Then I might suggest finding something to do…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    You posted over a week ago, but hope you read this anyway. You’re 35 and I am 77. I only started a couple of years ago. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I started gambling online as a distraction which then became an addiction. Admitting you have a problem is a good start. Gambling pulls you in… and it’s hard sometimes to think of…[Read more]

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