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Can anyone relate?
Hi my names Gerry and I am a compulsive gambler. I have been a member of GA for over 8 years <!-- sConfusedhock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt="Confusedhock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- sConfusedhock: --> I feel old just writing that! My problem seems that I have no will to attend meetings anymore. It is not that i do feel i am cured, far from it. It isn't that I'm 'recovered' or anything like that, it is that i'm sick of hearing the constant drivel at meetings. It seems that certain members do not wish to try and recover, they would rather stay sick and keep others around them sick. They seem to have accepted that they have an illness and found a way of living with it rather than trying to recover a day at a time. I have been at meetings were people openly mock the programme and say its 'too deep'! I have no idea what that actually means! The fellowship seems to be nothing more than a clique which is a tradegy as it has the tools to help so many but this isn't being utilised. The lack of a format at most meetings is meaning we are placing the importance on the illness rather than how to recover, and anyone actually daring to mention a higher power is shot down or made to feel uncomfotable, or is just not asked to speak anymore. In a long winded way all I'm trying to say is we are guilty of putting personalities before the priciples.
Has anyone else felt like this before? Surely it can't only be me who feels as if I'm shouting in the wind?

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Can anyone relate? - by gerry1984 - 13-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Re: Can anyone relate? - by helen - 14-09-2010, 06:46 AM
Re: Can anyone relate? - by Gerry - 14-09-2010, 03:00 PM

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