April 6, 2022


Gambled money today that I had to pay off debts with.  How do I solve this now.... Today money happened from work, and the same day I ran through it again in maybe 2 hours.  It's been like this for about 5 years now. I'm really completely BROKEN.  I have a good life but can't enjoy it because the stress of the financial malaise I've caused weighs too much on me.  I am also very afraid to disappoint my family (again). 

How annoying for you, I can imagine how you feel now, you can probably do something to yourself. But keep courage and stay positive in life. Accept your gambling addiction, then you can get rid of it in no time.

Recognizable! Accept and stop. It’s not easy, but you won’t get there otherwise. Suppose you would win 5000€ tomorrow, you gamble it again the next day (with even more loss)! So stopping for good is the only solution. Work hard and put money aside instead of gambling! What is the situation now?

Dear Not Slim.

I don’t know if you chose your name because of the situation you’re in. But it has nothing to do with not being smart. You are a gambling addict. I totally agree with the comment above. Stop gambling and get help. You indicate that you are completely broken and that you cannot enjoy your life. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s all in your hands. But then you have to take action. I don’t know where you are wasting your money online or in gambling halls or elsewhere? Sign out wherever you play. If you even gamble with money with which you have to pay off debts, you will have a hard time. The only way out of this is to stop gambling and seek help. In the end you have to do it yourself! Get well soon!!

edited by Ruby

Thanks for your messages. A year ago I had several sessions in a group with other addicts and conversations with a therapist. Sadly, I only lasted a few months.

I was out of money worries and even had some money in the bank again, I thought what are a few tens. deposited into an online account. lost, deposited again and lost again. In a few hours I spent the money I saved up in those months before. I also don’t understand why I still haven’t developed an aversion to gambling. I’ve been wearing the same clothes for years. don’t have much fun anymore. It completely took over me. I just want a normal life.

My financial worries make me still consider gambling. I know it’s not an option. Yet that thought always intrudes on me. I wave it away and know it’s not possible, but the urge is strong. I’ve stopped now but I’m super depressed. maybe a little running will do me some good.

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