Time to hang up my gambling shoes

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        Well, everyone, I had a great and terrible night.  I hit 50 free spins on a dollar bet on T-Rex, my heart shot through the roof!

        But as those reels were spinning on my 50 spins, my husband came in and exploded at me because I am gambling and he doesn't want me to.  It scares him to death that we will be in the poorhouse and I don't blame him.

        So I have decided that I will not be gambling anymore.  I figure my win on T-Rex at Lucky Red tonight is a decent way to go out.

        For the past year since I've been playing, I spend WAY too much money and even more time on gambling and it's not good for the family, and I don't want to be glued to this damn computer all the time.

        So I will be putting Gamblock on my computer.  That way I won't be tempted, as I always am.  I don't know if Gamblock will allow me to visit this forum, but if not, I want to say thanks and best of luck to all of you in your gaming!  May you be luckier than I was! 

        Much Love, in case I don't get to come back again!  I have so enjoyed meeting you all!!

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        Good for you for recognizing what could be a problem and choosing your family above it all...That takes alot of strength and will power to just walk away..as we all know gambling can be an addiction...Way to go girl!!    By the way, how much did you win on your 50 free spins??
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        Thanks for the words of support Satan!  I won about $650.00.  Not huge but not too shabby! 
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        Amy, good for you, recognizing that you are powerless of gambling and your life was becoming unmanageable (AA says that) but you took the first step, ADMITTING, and that is the part of recovering for you.  May your holidays be merry and may the peace of God be with you and the heavens smile upon you!
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        Hi Amy,

        I understand you need to do that......but OMG i hope you can come to LCB to talk with us. I would really really miss you if you are blocked from us. I have enjoyed your posts so much and shared your sorrow.

        Just won't be the same if your not around. I wish you the best and you are doing the right thing. Your family comes first!

        I hope and hope and hope we are not blocked. If so, thanks for being such a part of LCB. 

        Lips
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        Congratulations Amy!

        On your win and your decision.
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        Debra, your reply made me cry. 

        Lips, yours made me smile.

        Thanks so much!
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        Amy, I am glad you won something before your exit!

        I like Lips really hope you will be allowed to come here and talk to us. It would be like losing a sister/friend :'(

        I am so proud of you for being able to go cold turkey with this super crazy addiction gambling thing. It takes a great deal of strength to do this.

        My husband doesn't gamble at all and he doesn't like me gambling (except for when I come home and give him hundreds...hypocrite :-\ ) It started out as just some time away from the family to relax, but once I hit it real nice and I knew what the machines could do, I was gone. And at one point I was way out of control, I have since had to check myself and pump my brakes. At this point I am not ready to give it up, but I have toned it down quite a bit. I try to only play when I have taken care of everything and everyone else, that way they are no looking at me crazy when I am spinning like crazy.
        But like you Amy, I wouldn't hesitate to give it up if it truly was affecting my family. You are doing the right thing and God will fill your life with so much goodness that it will be a painless journey to recovery! And I sincerely believe that One day, I wanna be just like you

        Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

        Sorry for talking so much, I can't help myself!
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        Wow, I couldn't do that, I'm so bad, I fight back. Amyspear you don't need good luck, you already as good as they come. Now your family is very lucky to have you. 
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        AMY I WILL REALLY MISS YOU.  YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST A "MEMBER" HERE, WE ARE LIKE FAMILY.  BUT I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOUR "REAL" FAMILY IS.  YOU NEED TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF YOU.

        JUST IN CASE YOU CAN'T COME BACK TO LCB, YOU CAN EMAIL ME ANYTIME!! 
        luvintheraiderz@yahoo.com

        TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH!!!!

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        Hi Amy,

        What a sad day to lose such a great member from LCB but I do understand your reasoning and need.

        I am pretty sure you will be blocked from this site and so I wish you all the best in life and love.  Have a wonderful Christmas and do take care.

        If you are not blocked from this site, then thats a bonus for us.

        All the very best to you.

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        Amy:
            Your such a wonderful member of LCB.  If you can't come back I just want you to know how much you'll be missed.  By LCB as a whole, and by me personally.

              I understand your decision, and I applaud you for it. Your family and their needs always come first. Your doing the right thing.

        Wishing you the most joyous season this Christmas, but more than that, happiness thru out the new coming year.

                                            Your friend:
                                                    PMM 
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        Amy:  Please stay in touch with LCB.  We need our friends here!  Also, if you are quitting gambling, it is a good idea to get support to accomplish that.  While a few can quit cold turkey, most cannot.  The "urge" will return....big time.  That is not about you or your weakness, that is simply how the human brain works.

        Again, it would appear lots of folks here care about you....and we are here to support you.
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        whats gameloc and how do you get it? Im in same boat as you amy I know exactly how you feel and know whats goin on with hubby (cause I have same situation here). Thats why I would like to know about this game lock.
                You will be tempted. This obssession is strong. Talk to it like its a little you sitting on shoulder and tell it to go away! Good luck Amy and be strong. We will all miss you and will be supporting you 100%
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        Amy, Let nothing I say dissuade you from this.  It's a bitter pill to admit you have a problem, but it is also a good choice if gambling is out of control.

        I speak as a former member of GA myself.

        I suggest contactuing the nearest GA (You can find meeting locations online) and I hope there's also a secondary support group for spouses included. They also need to understand they are part of the solution to this, but not the cause of course.

        You'll have many say they'll help and some will

        Always remember, you do this for YOU. Not for family, friends or such. YOU are the patient, YOU need to always remember this. It really is YOUR recovery, not theirs.

        My prayers go out to you and best of success for this.

        P.S. The Gamblock will most likely keep you away from us, but it also may block other sites, beware. Be Safe.

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