One year! I was so busy doing life things that it almost slipped by for me unnoticed. Almost. February 23rd is my younger brother’s b-day, and my nephew’s, too. Both born on the same day and the same year. Pretty incredible, huh? Both now 45 yrs old, I wish! I’m 17 yrs older than both, I’m 62, not gonna make you do the math! lol
Anyway, yeah, one year, for me, without placing a bet. I don’t have the desire to gamble, but I know I must stay diligent. I’m no longer gambling because I’m in a place I call recovery. Many, many times I think about how I use to react to my emotions by gambling, making everything harder than it had to be. If I was hurt I’d escape and hurt myself some more. Mad-self harm. Stressed-self harm. Gambling can be a form of self harming, for me that’s exactly what it ended up being. I’m tired of hurting myself, hey, I’m 62! Hahahaha
one yr one day @a time
Today I finally took a step onto my journey of recovery after 12 years of gambling. I knew I had a problem the last 6 years or so but I finally have had enough and I came here for some support and I called GA to get info on meetings (I’ve never gone before) and I set up an appointment with a councelor. I’m in huge debt my husband doesn’t know about. If I tell him I’m afraid of divorce...
So my question is at some point the addict falls into debt trap. Then what? He can't gamble because he has no funds. Because this is the point where his family and friends also refuse to give him money.and the banks he has already defaulted.What is going on in his mind at this point. What is his action plan