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.
Don't know where to start. I was gamble free for 19 months and never imagined I could or would relapse. I have shared ths part of my story before but is important to my whole story. 19 months into my recovery, keep in mind I still played and still play games, cards board etc, just not gamblng games such as poker, dice , blackjack. Well a friend asked me to play in a eucher game with 7 other...
Why is it that "normal" people can get angry or resentful or sad or hurt and deal with it, while those emotions are such dangerous triggers for the addict? I've made good progress in recovery, but gambling is still where my mind wants to take me when I feel the need to escape any and all negative stuff in my life. I know what to do when those emotions come up (pray, journal, go for a walk, call...