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Almost 3 years ago, I had the perfect life with a great family, recently married and the arrival of my first child. Then I got the news my brother had committed suicide, and I outwardly helped my family through the trauma while secretly I developed a gambling addiction as a coping mechanism.
At the end of last year my mother committed suicide, through the grief of losing her youngest son, and my problem continued. I racked up £10,000 in failed gambling bets, constantly telling myself I could claw it back, ignoring the problem, thinking a big win would come and I would feel better.
When I lost a big silly bet in desperation, I hit rock bottom and realised what I was doing and the risk I was putting my family in. It wasnt fair on them and I worked hard to stop the gambling completely. I can honestly and happily say that I no longer gamble, I instructed companies to delete my accounts and essentially “blacklist” me for my own good. I thought for a long time it would mask pain if I won big, but all it was doing was making me feel worse as I kept digging deeper into credit cards to fund it.
Now I’m working hard to erase the debt I put myself in through using credit cards. I’m putting in extra shifts to pay it off, but the interest is hampering my efforts. I would be eternally grateful if I could get some assistance in clearing the debt, I know it’s my own fault and I am doing my utmost to clear it on my own, but any assistance would be immeasurably amazing.
I will post regular updates on how the debt is reducing, and would not take a single penny for anything other than what is on the credit cards. I am not here to make profit, only to see if anyone can help me recover from the aftermath of my addiction.
Thank you for any help you can give, I truly appreciate it!