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I have just admitted my gambling addiction
Hello All,

I am new to this, i have just admitted to my girlfirend who is 33 weeks pregnant that i have gambled away our savings. i could not live with the guilt and explained it all this was the hardest things i have done ever. She has stuck by me as have my family but do not know what to do now.

Could anyone share their advise?
Hi DizzyD

You have a great incentive to beat this addiction, young family on the way, congratulations. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

Best thing for you at the moment is to get to a GA meeting. They will give you lots of advise & info that
you will need to beat this addiction.

Best thing for your partner is for you to get to a GA meeting. Hopefully she will get some relief out of knowing
you are trying to addresss the problem.

Best wishes
Thaks Roy,

What do these meeting consist of. I am going to one with one girlfriend tonight but do not know what to expect. im not a comfortable speaker and do not like talking out infront of people.

the only thing i can think of is sticking to my guns and keep away. i got other priorities and if i can keep myself busy and entertained i should be ok.

Would appreciate anyones elses views



No need to be apprehensive about the meetings, just turn up at allotted time and someone will meet you and provide information, literature etc and explain the meeting format. There is no need for you to speak if you are not comfortable and you will not be asked to do anything you dont want to.

Attending this meeting is the most important step for you right now please believe me you will not regret it, i have been going for nearly 6 years now and have been gamble free for 3 of them, i dont know how it works but it does.

I am afraid that you will not manage this on your own and you do need the help and support of GA. I wish you all the best on your road to recovery and a meaningful life once again.

Please check that your meeting has a Gamanon section as this is where your girlfriend will welcome to attend, it is ran as a seperate meeting to the GA one and is for friends and family of gamblers, unfortunately the GA meeting is just for yourself.
hi i have also recently told my wife i have a gambling addiction,she has said she will stand by me but i feel guilty because i have got us in 2 a lot of debt,also where we live we dont have g.a or any other type off help wot can i do?
i hope your meeting goes ok. im a compulsive gambler but since going ga i have not had a bet that was 18 months ago. its not easy stopping but if you do it one day at time its the best way. follow the 12 steps of ga and you will in prove. you will have support in ga because we all were where you are now at one time. im so glad your girlfriend and family are there to help you with this illness. good luck sue

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