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32 Days
#1
Hello
My name is Kyle and I am a compulsive gambler.I have gambled all my life and have attented GA on a couple of accasions but thought I knew better and could control my illness without GA.A big mistake I started gambling again worse than I have ever done and got myself in a right mess.
I am thousands of pounds in debt and have stolen money from my wife.
I started attending the Dundee meeting of GA and have now gone 32 days without a bet.
I take one day at a time and every day that I refrain from a bet I feel is a great achievment for myself.
I have a meeting in Dundee tonight which I shall be attending.
I would like to appologise to my wife for all the hurt I have put her through over the years and also thank her for her support that she is giving me just now.She is a tower of strenght for me.

Kyle
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#2
hello kyle, i'm very happy for you; 32 days without gambling it's a great success.I'm sure you are feeling better, you can see the beauty of the world, you can sleep much better, you can smile, and above all you can see the happiness in your wife.
IT's good for us to ear the happy news like this. You mus to persevere , you can do it!!
Have a good day, bye
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#3
WELL DONE MATE ! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

72 Days for me no gambling & I have gambling for 30 years , stole money off loved ones & lost 1000's so I know how you feel ! <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->

keep it going jsut think don't back gambling otherwise you will have to start counting the days again <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt="Tongue" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->
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#4
Hello Everyone

Thanks for the replies.Thought I would give everyone an update on how its going.
I am at day 51 since my last bet and I am still attending my meetings in Dundee which are helping me to get through this illness.
I have apolgised to my wife and we are getting on well and are trying to sort ourselves out financially.
My car is up for sale just now so if I can get it sold I shall be able to pay off a couple of debts.
I have been keeping myself busy doing a lot of work in the garden and playing quite a lot of golf.
I find it a lot easier not to think of gambling when I am busy and doing things.
I work offshore and I am due to go away in a weeks time for two weeks when I come back my son will be on holiday from school so I am looking to do some quality things with him.
Although I am only 51 days into my recovery I feel as if my life is slowly getting back on track.
It is amazing how much better you feel in yourself when there are no lies , you are not dreading the phone ringing or jumping out of your seat when the postman comes
I wish everyone who comes into this forum every success in beating this illnessand I shall keep everyone informed about how I`m doing

Cheers
Kyle
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#5
Hi Kyle,
fantastic, life without gambling and being consumed by it is a great life. Kepp up the great work. Don't mix with gamblers, talk gambling or go near any establishments. You are gaining the benefits of a happier life already. As you realize you are not alone, put a good effort into the GA meetings - it is not always easy and we still need to deal with what life deals out to us, but now you will have the tools to deal with them.
Best wishes
Helen
10 years gamble free through the GA programme
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