Gambling Addiction Help
- YOUR Stories!
Is your loved one a problem gambler? Are you looking for
gambling addiction help for yourself and your family? One
very valuable thing that helped me was to hear other people's gambling
addiction related stories. As sad as it may seem, it provides
some degree of comfort to know that others are experiencing the same or
similar things related to dealing with their loved one's gambling
addiction. Maybe it's because it provides some hope that
are others who have not only gone through the same thing, but who have
recovered from it. Also, perhaps there's some therapeutic
of sharing our stories with others. You can skip down to
share your Gambling Addiction Story
or for more background on the
objectives of this site, please visit the Help
With Gambling Addiction
This gambling addiciton help page is for loved ones of
problem gamblers to share
stories. If you're struggling with a gambling
problem and would like to share
story, please visit Compulsive
don't see that sharing our stories is a way to commiserate with one
another, as that is typically not a helpful means of getting gambling
problem help. But rather, other
people's stories help us to better understand our situation and to
learn from what others have done to cope with their trials and
tribulations. We can learn both what to do, and what NOT to
If you can get to a Gam-Anon
meeting, or share
your story with a therapist, that's certainly highly
recommended. However, for many people, getting to a meeting
not always easy, or sharing your intimate thoughts is sometimes easier
to do online.
Please share YOUR story and personal
experience(s). You're welcome to share what happened, how you
felt then, or how you feel now, etc., but please keep the language
clean. Despite our desire to sometimes express ourselves with
profanity, the spirit of this site is to share our stories so that
others may benefit from them as they seek gambling addiction help.
Visitors to the site can also
comments about your story, whether to share their own tidbits, or to
provide advice. The benefit of sharing your story here versus
meetings or other places, is that people's direct feedback, opinions,
and advice are welcome, and the number of people that you can help with
your story is tremendous given the reach of the Internet.
For those commenting, please don't leave comments like "You should
leave him/her." While in some cases that may be your
please respect the fact that this is not the path for everyone.
that is your advice, it should be accompanied by a thoughtful,
well-rounded discussion. One-liner comments with no thought
or meat to
them will be deleted in the spirit of maintaining the integrity of this
gambling addiction help site. The path to gambling addiction help can
be different for each person. Thank you in advance for your
submission form below will only allow you to enter 3000 characters.
I expect that many people will find that this is not enough
space! You'll see the over character message once you submit
story. If you get that message, please go ahead cut out a
of your submission (highlight you selection and then press Ctrl-X) and
paste it into a new submission (Ctrl-V) once you've completed your
first submission. You can do this as many times as you wish.
submitted, I will ensure that they link together. I recommend
simply using the same title including a reference to "Part 1" then
"Part 2" and so on for each submission. This will help me
link them together in the right order. You can also write
story in a Word document and simply paste it into the form in separate
If you're having any difficulty with this process at all,
feel free to Contact
2. In the spirit of maintaining anonymity, please only
include your first
name, or an alias if you prefer. Anyone submitting either
full name, or the full name of your gambler will result in my deleting
last names before approving submissions. Again, the spirit of
this gambling addiction help site is to be helpful to those affected by
the gambling problem in
their family, and is not meant to be used as a vehicle to harm anyone.
You can also leave the Name field completely blank to
submit anonymously without a name at all.
I comment on people's submissions, you'll find me submitting under the
alias name Mark. I look forward to hearing your stories.
know sharing your story will help many people; thank you!
Share Your Gambling Addiction Story
If you've been impacted by a loved one who is a problem gambler, please share your story!
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