Hi All, After reading these posts I feel less alone. Thank-you all for posting :) It has been about 5 months since my last bet. It does get easier, but I still get urges to gamble, especially when I am stressed or bored. I have started walking and swimming more, I find these help me take my mind of gambling. My debts have been going down and it is nice to have money now. When I was gambling, more often than not, I would be at the TAB on pay day, and usually leave with nothing. I couldn't even buy my little brother an icecream, or buy my mum a coffee, or have enough money for the bus ride to work, sad hey. For me there is no half measures with gambling. I cut up my credit cards, and closed my online betting accounts. When I get paid, I pay my bills straight away using internet banking, and try not to carry around too much cash with me. I am starting to get my confidence back,and feel better about myself in general. But I realise that complacency does not sit well with gambling. One day at time I can beat this, thank_you God for getting me through this day without gambling. Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to get my thoughts out, I have found it very helpful to read others posts too. I understand what most of you are going through and wish everyone the best on their road to recovery. Dan :)
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