Don't want to overpost but I had something happen to me today...I have heard the term used here "trigger" didn't really know from personal experience what that was....Well today I experienced a TRIGGER....My wife and I went to breakfast with some good friends of our's....anyway they go to the casino once in a great while and are very diciplined about the money they choose to spend...Last night my friends wife won a very large jackpot...Man that went through me like you can't believe I so wanted to head for the casino because the wild bugeyed thought went through my mind...I can do that too......But then reason and logic took over and I realized in all the years I had gambled I had never won even a fifth of what she won...And in reality it just wasn't going to happen....About that time I realized I had been triggered and it would have been oh so easy to come out with guns blazing and gone and shot myself in the head again...Whoopy! I am so glad I didn't fall down that rat hole again....God is good all the time and................Ain't going to gamble today....and It is one day at a time
It is another new day to start with a hopeful heart to not gamble today! I had such a great weekend with friends and relaxation. What a difference a day can makes when I don't gamble. I shared my experiences of my compulsive gambling with a man I am in a relationship with and received such compassion and understanding. Now...I need to practice that on myself to begin to heal and get healthy. I am...
Hi,So I know someone who Gamble's. My question is when he asks for money how do I know if it's for a genuine reason and not because he wants to use it for his habit