I received this email in August this year and it has gone missing in my inbox. I came across this email by accident Today, while I was looking for something else. It’s a one of the saddest gambling stories I ever read.
Roxy J. wrote:
My gambling story started in about 1999 right after the death of my mother. A local casino had just opened and it was a good way to drown my pain and not have to deal with it. Then in 2001 our 18 year old son died in a car accident and I went completely sideways. There is a two year period here that so many things happened because of gambling that I could write a book about it. Massive credit card debt, stealing, lying, losing my job, etc…I could go on and on. And to this day I continue to gamble. I don’t want too. It’s tearing me up inside. I wonder why? I don’t know what I am afraid of if I quit. Maybe I would have to feel the pain, maybe I am afraid of the loss of friends. Although, when I go to the casino I don’t interact with these people anyway. I need some help. I tried our local GA but a person there betrayed my trust and told someone outside of the group and that person called my brother-in-law to tell him I was going to GA. I was doing good while I was going but now I don’t want to go back.
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