I am new here, however all the stories I’ve read sound like mine in a bunch of ways. I gambled for fun and nothing serious at first, I would only spend as planned nothing more. —- Then I won 11K and for months I was winning thousands, not realizing I was playing the winnings!! Then I won 30k, days later thousands more. Sounds like a windfall right? You’d like to have this problem right? Not so fast.
It would have been if I stopped. But the more I won the more I wanted to win. My thought is screwed up! Winning large sums makes smaller sums seem useless. If I win a few hundred or 1k I think I can win more because I have! I pray to Jesus for Help!
I am smart, educated, well paid— now laden with debt. I went from Credit score over 760 the 547 within a 1 yr period. Gambling has taken a toll on me and I am in a position where I own property occupied with tenants. I don’t want to sell and leave them looking for shelter but what are my options? I have to stop gambling- it’s no longer fun it’s burdensome.
Praying God Blesses us all.
This time of year can be "slippery" for me. I'm starting to feel vulnerable because of the strong feelings and memories, both joyful and sad, that always come up around the holidays, not to mention the extra stress from the out-of-control consumerism, unrealistic expectations, crowds, traffic, etc all around me as the season ramps up. I'm posting to remind myself to breathe and remember that...
I am feeling sorry for myself tonight. Yes, i went on a bender at the casino and lost our last $200. I am 43 and have no money. I have two kids, who have tons of stuff, nice clothes, don't need for anything. I just hate that it's another Christmas that i don't think I'll bother with a tree as i can't afford it and there is nothing to put under it. My husband has had a trucker license the last...