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Wanted to introduce myself to the new site.
Wanted to introduce myself to the new site.

My name is Steven, I’m 41 and a compulsive gambler.

I was in total denial for many years mainly coming from the fact that I worked for a bookmaker as well as being a punter. The great betting exploits and stories only mask a lifetime of pain for all concerned.

My wife left me, finally after years of my gambling as well as having to face up to her demons in life two years ago. We are now building a relationship as friends built on trust and honesty. I have great contact with my 5 year old daughter who for the first time this year I managed to buy Christmas presents for without help from my mother.

What have I learnt from a lifetime of gambling? Well gambling respects no person, no family and destroys all that it meets. I've never met a happy gambler, even if they are winning as it covers up for unhappiness, misery and a lack of self respect, esteem and fulfillment. Gambling is an addiction and an illness and to manage it and live with it we all need help so get along to your GA meetings and if its not for you find another one or another one or another one.

All the best to everyone and lets hope for a gamble free year. I found stopping on the 31st December a great start point, a notable date so anyone else out there stop today so at least from tomorrow you can say that you have not had a bet this year.

My name is Steven, I’m 41 and a compulsive gambler but god thank you for giving me the strength and character to be a loving Dad and strive to be a great role model in my daughter's life.

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Wanted to introduce myself to the new site. - by Steven - 31-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Re: Wanted to introduce myself - by Amanda - 31-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks Amanda - by Steven - 01-01-2010, 10:48 AM
Thank You - by Nick - 01-01-2010, 07:03 PM

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