Gambling nearly broke me(and my finances)

I’ve suffered with gambling addiction for years with long periods of not gambling at all and equally long periods of gambling a lot! Early 2018 I had a particularly bad binge and clocked up extra £30k debt almost overnight, when I received my credit card statements the following month I sobbed! It was the most awful feeling of hopelessness. After a few weeks / months of feeling this way I decided this had to be the last time and I had to fix myself. I signed up to Gamstop and vowed to stop gambling and get completely out of debt.....2.5 years later things are thankfully drastically different

a. The date of your lightbulb moment: See above 😊
b. Debts at their highest: £51000
c. Forecast Debt-Free Date: 15 December 2020
d. Your one pearl of wisdom: No matter how big the mess you have to start somewhere, don’t look back, there’s no point beating yourself up over spilt milk, learn from it and work on improving yourself every day

Thanks for reading, this is my first post in a long time and feels very cathartic 🙂 the inner strength is in all of us to better our lives

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