I am 36 and have been gambling on and off since I was 21. I wish I had never started. It has been a roller coaster ride with far too many ups and downs, Emotionally, mentally and financially.
I have learnt to stop for months at a time. During this time I feel amazing and save good amounts of money. But all it takes is one loss and I fall back into the trap of chasing my losses. I don’t stop until it’s gone. If I get up again, it doesn’t take long until greed takes over and I lose it all.
If you're reading this and are in the same boat, please express your feelings to someone and seek help. Today I’ve decided that it’s all far too detrimental to my health and my family and I’m stopping this roller coaster. I want to feel happy and healthier every day from now on. I want to see my bank balance grow and also my relationships with other people.