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Re: I've had enough

Postby Losernomore44 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:27 pm

Hi Lookforward,

Thank you so much for the message. There is definitely some comfort in knowing that I am not alone. Congratulations on the steps that you have taken and for getting to the point where you are. We all know that is not easy, so having two weeks under your belt is definitely an accomplishment. Losing something or someone in life is never easy. I was desperate to just plug the void that I felt, But I realize that I was isolating myself and actually just making things worse. Well, I don’t know if that is the “new year” or if I have just finally had some reality slap me in the face, but yesterday I took a hard look at what I have been doing to myself and really did not like what I saw. I know that I have been hiding from the world and I have decided that I don’t want to do that anymore. I’m robbing myself of living my true life and want to change. Today I looked up therapists in my insurance plan, I think it may be good for me too have some one on one therapy. I know that I need to be accountable to someone in order to be successful, and I feel like that may be a strategy for me. One day at a time. I am not at the casino, and I usually would be so I’m happy about that.
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Re: I've had enough

Postby Jemerson2015 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:55 pm

Losernomore44 wrote:Hi Lookforward,

Thank you so much for the message. There is definitely some comfort in knowing that I am not alone. Congratulations on the steps that you have taken and for getting to the point where you are. We all know that is not easy, so having two weeks under your belt is definitely an accomplishment. Losing something or someone in life is never easy. I was desperate to just plug the void that I felt, But I realize that I was isolating myself and actually just making things worse. Well, I don’t know if that is the “new year” or if I have just finally had some reality slap me in the face, but yesterday I took a hard look at what I have been doing to myself and really did not like what I saw. I know that I have been hiding from the world and I have decided that I don’t want to do that anymore. I’m robbing myself of living my true life and want to change. Today I looked up therapists in my insurance plan, I think it may be good for me too have some one on one therapy. I know that I need to be accountable to someone in order to be successful, and I feel like that may be a strategy for me. One day at a time. I am not at the casino, and I usually would be so I’m happy about that.


Accountability is key and it has to be face to face. Online forums can be helpful but knowing you are going to see somebody who is going to ask you if you gambled can be very powerful. When I started I went to GA and every time I had an urge I'd think about having to back on Wednesday night and say that I relapsed. It's been over six years since my last bet and a big reason it's been so long is because I had a support system like that.
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Re: I've had enough

Postby lookforward » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:58 pm

Hello again LNM

If there is something I found about in this forum... is that we are not alone. In different levels there is always someone who shares a similar story, or parts of each individual story.
Aknowledging that we have a problem is the firts of many steps to recover. I am not an expert, but I am sure that you deciding to make some one on one therapy is a very wise decision. I did it in the past and it helped a lot. Some of my longest periods GF were while I was attending therapy. I wish you the same.
I hope to hear some good news from your future feedbacks.

Stay well

LF
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