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    • Verbatim
    • By Verbatim 12th Aug 08, 10:19 AM
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    Verbatim
    ex and would be ex-gamblers support thread
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    • 12th Aug 08, 10:19 AM
    ex and would be ex-gamblers support thread 12th Aug 08 at 10:19 AM
    There seem to be a good few posts recently from people who are in debt due to gambling and I wondered if anyone else thinks a support thread or a sub-board like the bankruptcy sub-board or giving up alcohol thread would be a good idea?
    CCs @0% £24k Dec 05 £19,621.41 Au £13400 S 12600 Oct £11,981 £9481 £7500 Nov £7250 D £7100 Jan 6950 F £5800 Mar£5400 May £4830 June £4660 July £4460 Aug £3200, S £900, £0 18/9/07 DFW Nerd 042
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    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 30th Jun 17, 9:06 AM
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    cantcope
    How is everyone?
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
    • HEROWHENZERO
    • By HEROWHENZERO 30th Jun 17, 1:32 PM
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    HEROWHENZERO
    Doing great now thanks cantcope :-)

    over 15 months in recovery, over £10K paid off my debt, life is more manageable and I'm taking the time to understand and discover things about me that I never really had time to explore.

    All the time I spent in active addiction, I was emotionless and didn't really know who I was, working the 12 step program in GA is helping me to find out who I am, and it's making me a much better person.

    I actually do care about other people, and actually feel empathy.

    One day at a time

    Hero
    Just for today I will not try to solve all my life problems at once. | DFD: April 2033 Aug 2023
    Original Debt: £96K Mar 2016 | Current Debt: £53052.73
    Nov 2017
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 3rd Jul 17, 12:51 PM
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    cantcope
    Briliant turnaround Hero

    I definitely found out by being in GA how much i really wanted to be a good person. compassionate, open minded, humble, helpful while also looking after myself.
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 11th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    cantcope
    How is everyone?
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
    • HEROWHENZERO
    • By HEROWHENZERO 13th Sep 17, 2:50 PM
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    HEROWHENZERO
    I'm ok thanks, you? I'm still working the program, still going to GA, will be 18 months this Friday. Debt is going down month by month. Accepting that it's not a quick fix is paramount for my recovery.
    Just for today I will not try to solve all my life problems at once. | DFD: April 2033 Aug 2023
    Original Debt: £96K Mar 2016 | Current Debt: £53052.73
    Nov 2017
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 14th Sep 17, 12:42 PM
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    cantcope
    That's great news and 18 months off is a fantastic achievement!!!

    All ok here. Had to slow down a bit in life after a big MS relapse in July that put me in hospital but recovering well and back at work now
    Gambling certainly wouldnt have made it better!!!
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
    • HEROWHENZERO
    • By HEROWHENZERO 18th Sep 17, 1:07 PM
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    HEROWHENZERO
    Glad you are recovering well, it's a reminder that it's not just gambling that has to be dealt with in life, even though whilst gambling it seemed to be the only thing that was important.
    Just for today I will not try to solve all my life problems at once. | DFD: April 2033 Aug 2023
    Original Debt: £96K Mar 2016 | Current Debt: £53052.73
    Nov 2017
    • jools1985
    • By jools1985 30th Sep 17, 4:33 PM
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    jools1985
    I've had a series of major slips and feel so ashamed. I was right back to not being able to stop when winning and not being able to stop when losing either. My debt has grown alarmingly and I feel so bad
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 2nd Oct 17, 12:15 PM
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    cantcope
    Don't feel bad. Realise what you did wrong and put steps in place to correct it for now.
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
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