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I Had a Horrible Gambling Problem

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    Fruit Machines

    As a child my mum would often take me and my brother to the arcade so she could go on the fruit machines...I loved it. I loved all the lights and pressing the buttons. They fascinated me. Often she would give me and my brother some money to try and have a go ourselves. We would...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    Gambling Is The Root Of All Evil!!!

      I hate gambling. I hate when I leave this place with no money in my bank account and hoping to win my losses back. Gambling is not mentioned specifically in the Bible. I know it’s a sin.  It leaves me with a guilty conscience, disharmony, and lack of joy. When I suffer, I...
    msmichelle7777 msmichelle7777 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    have got a bad gambling problem

    and want to know if anyone has had help ie therapy or any other method that has worked. Ive been gambling since I was 16 now at 63 am worse than ever due to online casino and sports betting. Its so easy even when you win to give it back. Im lucky to have a very understanding...
    lucyscho lucyscho 61-65 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    I Am A Gambling Addict

    I first started gambling when I was 18 years old. I used to go into the bookies with my ex boyfriend and play the roulette machine. I used to win sometimes and lose sometimes, nothing major... At first. After a few months of going into the bookie every Saturday I started...
    SpinQueenLoser SpinQueenLoser 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Over the Worst Now Hopefully

    im now 34 and have been gambling since I was 15 or so.Started off when I went into the bookies with my brother on a Saturday and my first bet ever was a  €1 bet on a 50/1 shot which romped home.Sounds unbelievable but true!   It progresed to €5 bets on...
    watford watford 31-35 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Everyone Has Their Rock Bottom... Today Is Mine

    I am 29 years old. I have a awesome job that I've dreamed of having since I was a child. Now this dream is turning into a nightmare. Its only been one year since I've been addicted to gambling and today I want and pray for it to end. In one year I've lost twenty thousand dollars...
    jrockneedshelp jrockneedshelp 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Age 23, $53,000 In Debt From Gambling

    The reason I came to this site was to just get this off my chest.  Thank you in advance for reading.  If you saw me growing up, it wouldn't be hard to tell that I would grow up to love gambling.  As a kid I enjoyed betting other kids on everything, buying raffle tickets to...
    CasinoKidd CasinoKidd 22-25, M 14 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    I am Indonesian and 23 now.

    I just had a bad day AGAIN! Last Monday I just lost 4 million rupiah and it took all my savings as you know 4 million rupiah is considered a lot of money here. I'm currently addicted with casino online bet. Last week I lsot 4 million and the day I lost all my money, I've swear...
    tommytirta tommytirta 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Still Do!!!

    it really makes me want to cry!!! i mean i have had a gambling problem since about 8 years ago, and i have been to counselling before, and it did help me, but then about 4 years ago, when my dad fell ill and eventually passed away, i used it again as my only means of escape from...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    I am writing this letter to myself today

    and would like to put it somewhere.... April 30, 2014 I am an addict. I finally said it. I have been telling myself the opposite ever since I first lost. Last night was the last night I will gamble…I spent all night gambling until I couldn’t take out any more money and...
    illiniguy illiniguy 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Just One More Time

    i have a gambling problem.  i can finally say i am a compulsive gambler.  i went to my first meeting on tues and came home and cried.  i didn't want to be like them, i wanted the meeting to go bad, to feel like i didn't belong, to be ignored from all their cliques...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 8 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Why Do I Do It?

    I am 33 years old and can not shake my gambling habbit, i can go months and months without doing it then a trigger switches and i will start again.  The problem is that i have a family (wife and 3 kids) and cant look them in the face when i do gamble.  I feel ashamed and...
    andyalexbuttle andyalexbuttle 31-35 6 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Trying To Quit Again

    hello, i had a horrible gambling problem for about 3 years, it has been a year since i decided to actively try and get support through an online site. i got myself banned from the areas close by, and some places i am not even sure if i am banned at them or not, so i don't go...
    mahmah mahmah 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Gotta Hit Bottom Before You Can Come Back

    Everyone who has a bad gambling problem has to hit bottom before they can begin recovery.  Everyone's bottom is different.  When it hits, it is unforgettable and personal.  I would hope no one else has to lose everything to get to the bottom like I had to.  It...
    RICKOB57 RICKOB57 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2006

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    Gambling Problem

    hi im male thirties uk , in my early twenties i worked for a bookmaker or betting shop i dont know what americans call them i dont even know if they have them, but they are shops u can go in to and place bets i think americans call them wagers on horses football basically...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Out Of Control

    im 28 years old and have been gambling for about 8 years. i never thought it was much of a problem but now it definately is! i earn good money n blow it all in a day or so. its ruining my life n i need to stop asap.
    abwz abwz 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    One Bad Addiction

    I have a gambling problem it's been around 2 years. I find myself going to the gameroom everyday. I wake up thinking about the slot machines. But my brothers and sister goes as well too. When I try not to think about the slot machines they call me and tell me how much they won...
    thickone39 thickone39 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    I make a very good living. But literally everything goes to gambling. I used to be "rich", if i may be fully honest. I worked in the gambling industry for years. I used to make...
    iamlostinmydreams iamlostinmydreams 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I had a problem with four cruel women from three different congregations. I was learning how to manage my emotion to these women because they were strong emotion to me. I know the...
    JXoxo2013 JXoxo2013 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Yup I am. I have been a gambler for over 20 years now, but I'm very open and vocal about it. No reason to lie and pretend I'm something I'm not. People might think this addiction...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    In December 2004, the World Trade Organization gave heart to online gamers by backing Antigua and Barbuda’s charge that America’s prohibition of Internet casinos violated the...
    HaroldJenson HaroldJenson 31-35, M Apr 10

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    I think that's how I've been able to cope with ADHD. I usually didn't want to ask for help because I was afraid that they'd be frustrated at me. As a result I had to find new ways...
    preeez preeez 22-25 17 hrs ago

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    If you want to stop gambling then make a decision not to and take it one day at a time. Changing behaviors does not come from waving a magic wand or some other other miracle. Nope...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    My grandma: I hate when you date Hispanic or Indian boys. I don't believe in mixing races. Me: Why? I don't think race matters when it comes to relationships. Grandma: It's wrong...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have a new born christian friends and she keep telling me about her broken marriage. In short, she is now with her second husband, a violent behaviour. Unchristian man. And she...
    alicelynn alicelynn 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not "horrible" at math ... It just falls toward the bottom of my list of concepts I enjoy ;) I've studied and passed advanced math classes ... Not much of it stuck to me. I'm...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I've always wondered why some have a problem with people of different nationalities falling in love. Should it matter what color their skin is? No it shouldn't.
    SloaneJ SloaneJ 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Today, 2/24/15. I took a math test. For me, it was really hard. In some of the math problems it was really easy, but the rest were really hard and could not think about how to...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey, I met my girlfriend on a dating site. I was looking for a girlfriend and then this girl mailed me in my inbox saying how she like me. Then from that, we started talking for...
    LilBabyK LilBabyK 26-30, F Apr 2

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    I don't know if I hate my father. I know that I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to him. I'm not that kind of person. Everyday my dad comes home angry. He insults everyone. He...
    Swkyh Swkyh 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just found out one of my roommates has been saying horrible things about me behind my back. We had a bit of a falling out when we first moved but she hasn't let it go and had...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    omg I just woke up from a CRAZY nightmare. the worse thing that could ever happen happened. CPS (Child Protective Services) took my dog JoJo and my son Donnie. the claimed that I...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I met them before we moved in and I knew one of them when he was boyfriend to a friend but moving in together was the worst decision I've made. First off I told them I'd be moving...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I honestly don't know my multiplication table! I'm 26 yrs old. teacher knew I was having problems but pushed me along and said I'd learn it eventually. then they introduced...
    inthismoment7106 inthismoment7106 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Having to do maths for chemistry with all the equations and for physics was horrible i hated doing that... I decided not to pursue a science career because of that! I very nearly...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had my gallbladder removed in 2012. I was only 26 at the time. It's now 2015 and I just started having chronic diarrhea. I have had it almost everyday after lunch for almost 2...
    mndync mndync 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Yesterday i hhad a concert for an honers band i was in. my family said they would come. My sister is in band too shes 18 and she usualy comes to my band things unlinke my...
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    The arrangements at work for this week involved going to a four day series of training seminars and having Friday off. It was hard work, but I enjoyed having Friday off. I agreed...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I had an abortion and honestly it turned out to be the worst experience of my life. At first, when I made an appointment a couple days before the abortion I felt so sure and ready...
    MyElasticHeart MyElasticHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I'm going through a tough breakup, which is a new experience for me. The pain is excruciating. I've only been in one other relationship (lasted on and off for five years), which I...
    Kadessa00 Kadessa00 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    It was horrible. When I was between the ages of 16 to 17 in 2011 in my first year of sixth form I had a crush on this girl. I liked her because she actually seemed interested in me...
    ZemaLDFM ZemaLDFM 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I usually see a male doctor at my surgery although on a couple of occasions have seen a female and not noticed much difference in the service. However, recently I went in with a...
    Spendlover1 Spendlover1 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Wow! So today I had labiaplasty. I'm laying in bed recovering and I'm so happy. I also got an IUD insertion and that's really the only pain I'm having right now. It just feels like...
    kelizabethh kelizabethh 18-21, F Mar 26

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