So, apparently as open as I am about my previous gambling problems and current status as a gambler in recovery some people I have known in the past 30 years still hadn't heard that I quit gambling. I have lived in the same smallish town for most of my life with a few 3/4 year absences. Yesterday, in the grocery store, an acquaintance suggests that she and I and another friend whom I went to see total eclipse last summer, should take a "free bus" to a nearby town where the terminus is the Indian Casino there.
I did not realize what she was talking about to begin with, why would we want to go there, I asked.
You, know, she says, catch an act, stay at the casino, gamble.
"Oh, oh", I say, "My last bet was Nov 8, 2014"
Oh she says, you have a problem?
No, not really, I did have one, it does not bother me now, because I don't do it.
It was much easier to turn down than I had thought it was going to be. But every part of me rejected the idea, without much thought. Proud of me. (My inner gambler seems to be getting smaller.)
Well everyone, tomorrow is my court date to deal with this overwhelming debt I have amassed. Trying to stay optimistic. I pray for a good outcome. Thank you all for your encouragement.
Hello everyone, I am so thankful to have found this group. I suffer with compulsive gambling. I nearly lost my husband and home because I was unable to stop. It's been seven months for me, but I still feel the occasional desire to gamble. I talk to my husband about my feelings, but he is fearful that I will start up again. I am going to be 50 years old this year, and got married 4...