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(also known as Stay Away, Avoid, Self-exclusion)
Distancing is the appropriate selection of distance between oneself and a combatant throughout an encounter. As a treatment, it involves staying away or avoiding those objects which may cause harm. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 68% (824 Members) find Distancing helpful

Distancing Reviews

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Hoping it will work with this site too.
Did not work.
It's tough
hasn't worked so far........
It works, but the urges are still very strong some days.
staying away and avoiding
im blowing 30 pounds a day on poker and only ever get up 10 or 20 pounds . then I get angry when I lose it all . its pointless. I have enough money and don't need to gamble . I have been doing this for the past 10 years but have never really tried to stop
Short term, but in the long term went back.
I definitely avoid all casinos and gambling websites!!!
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  1. Discussion: How to stay away
    I was afraid of my sons father (my 1st ex abuser) and he was physical, tried to strangle me, stalked me, and threatened me if I ever left. I did not e... [More]
  2. Discussion: How to stay away
    I am not sure I have always handled that well. I know that fear-I was afraid of my abuser and still am. I have finally gotten to the point just now ... [More]
  3. Discussion: How to stay away
    radrm's response is right on. Your #1-only you can say whether losing the of sentimental value will be more painful to you than the pain you can op... [More]
  4. Discussion: Trying to stay away
    Proud of your courage. I am in a similar place but can't take that step. Hugs to you. Don't give up on your self. [More]
  5. Discussion: Trying to stay away
    I say that you are missing a super important point - that staying away from him is NOT controlling your self. You said = "He often triggered m... [More]