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Admitted: I need help and want out of this sham of a life. - PatrickWes - 18-07-2011

Hi, I am 26 and have completely and utterly had enough now. Today I intend to make my last ever day of gambling. I have gambled since I can remember and over the years it has got worse and worse. I have three beautiful children and an incredible partner who has stuck by me. Hopefully she still will? I generally have a good and happy life when NOT gambling. But I keep giving in whether its 2 weeks or 3months, up until now i cave in time and time again. But NO MORE I want free from this pathetic excuse of an existence. I love my partner and children dearly I hate hurting them and myself time and time again. NOBODY that I have met yet can understand this pain. I have lost tens of thousands of pounds, self respect, trust and most importantly HAPPINESS! I want off this merry go round, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I have been seeing a counsellor for 9 months or so and she has helped immensley with so many other aspects of my life. But ALONE I can't seem to beat the GAMBLING. Today this is the first time I say: "I AM A COMPULSIVE GAMBLER". Any feedback very much welcome. Dave. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->