• Lindy posted a new activity comment 12 months ago

    I haven’t been too active here lately… and it’s been awhile since you posted, but just in case you check back in… I’d like to offer whatever support I can. You’re 35 and I’m 77… I didn’t start until the past couple of years. Things in life happened.. my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I started playing online to pass time and I…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    The cycle you mention is ‘doing it’ and then ‘hating when you do’… It does help to find another source of something to do… if you’re into building…or renovations .. or ? There’s a few of us that do painting… for me self-taught through watching videos online… Truth is though it takes motivation to make yourself follow through and ‘Do…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    Well you’ve taken a first step…’wanting to quit’ and looking for how to do it. It’s really hard but talking to someone… therapist… trusted friend … someone for support .. Coming here of course you’ll hopefully get some very good advice from others… but it helps also to have a personal support factor… take care Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    Your question of course is one many of us ask ourselves…. If we know gambling is a problem.. ‘why oh why do we keep doing it’…. Because sometimes we rationalize and think we just enjoy it… but then the truth we really know is that we’ve lost the ability to just ‘stop’… Unfortunately that’s the only cure… as is any other addiction… Hope…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    So much of what you express is a realization those here have experienced as well… It grabs ahold of you.. and suddenly we think about how much we spend and that it really is an addiction… Hope that somehow there is someone you might confide in, someone maybe you can call or visit with that can help you when those temptations hit you… take…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    Thanks… we’ll make it!

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    I certainly can relate to how you’re feeling right now. It’s awful when we realize how much we’ve spent and the secrets etc etc. Start ‘today’. This addiction creeps up on us and before we know it we don’t recognize ourselves. My family found out … the people I most wanted ‘not’ to find out…. but they have only helped me.. and am trying to…[Read more]

    • ❤️

    • David replied 1 years ago

      Hi dear you not alone 🙂
      If I can advice talking whit that be honest whit you bf
      Tell you need help , my gf she helps me but I did a promise whit her and unfortunately i didt in a good ways
      But try asking a helps

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    For sure you’ll find support here… but you also need some help from someone you trust enough perhaps…family or a friend… perhaps Gambler’s anonymous… to share and get ‘hands on’ help. It’s hard to do it on your own… but you ‘definitely can’ do it…. take care Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    So glad that you’ve made this decision… this addiction does grab ahold of a person . By telling your girlfriend and family you’ve taken the first and best step… My family is helping me through this too… take care.. Lindy

    • Thank you Lindy! I really appreciate your kind words and I am here for you as well if you ever need someone to speak with!

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    It’s good that you’re going to meetings… you’ll find a lot of support… Unfortunately this addiction causes a lot of heartache but not everyone is addicted.. pretty well the same as alcohol… There’s more temptations now though I think because it’s advertised so many places…. take care .. Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    You definitely need some support… whether it’s Gambler’s anonymous, a close friend to confide in or therapist… You sound so desperate as so many hear can identify with … please try to find someone.. take care .. Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Cpart.. if it’s any consolation I (and others) have felt a lot of what you’re feeling…. the crying… hating what I was doing… wishing I could just disappear… feeling isolated. For me I felt like a phony. The thought that I had to hide from what I was doing from others. ‘If they only knew’ etc etc. You said ‘addiction’s’ so possibly you’re…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    I was wondering about that business deal that didn’t happen… and have been hoping something else came along… Hope you’re okay… Lindy

    • Hi Lindy to dat I haven’t been able to market my product so still at a loss there. Time is running out for me to have a market for that product this year so it’s looking very much like that will be a loss I have to carry. Thank you for remembering and asking.

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    eabadow22…. Serenity’s comment is very insightful. A couple of things stand out to me… 1. Your feelings of guilt and that you are responsible for everything that’s happened and your husband is the ‘victim’.. My opinion ‘while you are responsible for gambling you are a victim too. Gambling is an addiction and you need support . 2. One hope…[Read more]

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    That sounds so interesting….and different… So glad it helps you… take care Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Thanks very much AmandaRose… take care… Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Thanks Serenity…. I imagine you’ve been doing some yourself…. Lindy

    • Hi Lindy not lately i have had a ton of information I am documenting and have had no time to paint. I look at my paintings and it makes me feel like I need to get back to that and I will but for now I can’t soon 🙂❤️

      • I was wondering about that business deal that didn’t happen… and have been hoping something else came along… Hope you’re okay… Lindy

        • Hi Lindy to dat I haven’t been able to market my product so still at a loss there. Time is running out for me to have a market for that product this year so it’s looking very much like that will be a loss I have to carry. Thank you for remembering and asking.

  • Lindy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 years, 1 months ago

    One of the things that help me to get my mind away from this addiction is ‘painting’. There are a couple of others that do this too. I thought of doing this painting as a way to encourage others that come here and especially those who are new. It’s a picture of rainbow… with the words “One Day at a Time’… because that’s what most of us do;…[Read more]

    • Lindy your painting and its significant sis so beautiful. Thank you for sharing! ❤️

      • Beautiful!!!!!!

      • Thanks Serenity…. I imagine you’ve been doing some yourself…. Lindy

        • Hi Lindy not lately i have had a ton of information I am documenting and have had no time to paint. I look at my paintings and it makes me feel like I need to get back to that and I will but for now I can’t soon 🙂❤️

          • I was wondering about that business deal that didn’t happen… and have been hoping something else came along… Hope you’re okay… Lindy

            • Hi Lindy to dat I haven’t been able to market my product so still at a loss there. Time is running out for me to have a market for that product this year so it’s looking very much like that will be a loss I have to carry. Thank you for remembering and asking.

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Good for you Cpart… yes I found liking myself again hard to do… and you\’re right.. Gamtalk is a great place to come and get support… Lindy

  • Lindy posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Thanks Amanda… it truly does!

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