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scared to leave house
April 5, 2015
5:15 pm
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Dear All
Its easter weekend but I can't go anywhere because I'm terrified I will end up gambling again. I am terrified of being in a vicinity of a venue because when I gamble it all goes and I am as near to homeless as you can get. Am couch surfing - unable to get bond together. I have no money. I am a 48 year old woman who is "professional" in every other way but not this.
I am dying inside with shame and guilt at my inability to avoid them. Just want to roll up and not wake up from a never ending nightmare I just do not understand.
Any advice great fully received. Are there homeless shelters to go too?

May 12, 2015
6:52 pm
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Sharbar there is a place you can call Link to Home (if you are in NSW). I constantly feel like this so the last few months i do not go out on the weekend. I have lied to my husband, but finally told him 2 weeks ago even though i had a panic attack thinking he would leave me. I have spent all our savings, and even managed to get 12k in loans which i also spent. We are building a house and it will be ready by the end of the year, if i cant get my act together we are going to loose this house. My husband allowed me to go out on weekends, and now he knows i cannot be trusted to. It is very hard to admit you have a problem, but telling a friend or even family members i think is the first step of getting better. After 4 weeks i caved and played them today, so i am going to own it and finally give my husband the cards to stop me. Its not as easy as i thought but im afraid if i keep going i will harm myself so i have to if not for me for my husband and children.

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