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@Antonin what can I say. Amazing to stay so strong and acheive what you have. 

You now have your whole life ahead of you to do the things you want to do.

I'm so happy to have been on the journey with you and see you succeed in this manner.

The future is bright for you now.

I wish you every success. I'm sure you will succeed as your determination is proven

Much love mate

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Wonderful story @Antonin thanks for sharing that with us and a story that I’m sure will be a great help to others. Congratulations on your achievements and long may it continue. Well done mon ami (that’s French that is).

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The whole journey has been amazing to read, full of ups and downs and you have emerged victorious. Speaking from experience @centipede is correct that addiction can and will pop it's ugly head up throughout life as you strive forward, you know in your heart the signs so you are in a great position to fight it and win when this happens. 

I'm positive your post and your journey will and does help others and give them faith, and undoubtedly new people will join here with similar problems, and they will always be told and directed to read the great TGC success story that is Antonin.

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Wonderful stuff @Antonin.  In particular for me, reading the "why did I gamble" section, was like reading a very large chapter of my own life in gambling. Congrats on getting this far, and wish you only success for the future.

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Lovely story mate. Your very much an inspiration. Congratulations on six months and on to the next six. 

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Congratulations Dude, always so hard to admit to other people how bad the addiction has become. 

I personally would like to see the age for online gambling raised to say 25. Give these people time to live first and experience some of lifes pitfalls. Sure they can place a bet in the bookies but i doubt if it would ever get this bad. 

Any way keep doing what you are doing because with each passing day you will become a stronger person

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Be very proud of yourself, stay strong and much love 😃😃😃

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21 minutes ago, Hacko 1 said:

Excellent story @Antonin, you might be young but your words show a maturity beyond your years.

I am going to thank you personally because you my friend are the reason that I have been able to control my own gambling demons.

Your absolutely spot on with the above post and I believe most if not all compulsive gamblers are trying to find an escape from their childhood experiences, for me as soon as that bookies door closed behind me I was in a fantasy land where I could escape my thoughts and when looking back now I didn’t want to open that door again and walk back into reality, @centipede will understand this about long periods stuck inside a bookies shop and the surreal feeling of walking out 8 hour later with your pockets empty.

I came over to this forum from the enemy 😂😂 initially for the Cheltenham comp and have stayed, the reason being is for people like you and threads like this.

They have and do help.

Thank you Antonin and all on this forum it’s a great community ❤️

 

 

 

I do indeed mate, not just when weve lost big, but the sheer intensity of an 8 hour session betting on everything you can get your hands on. Just frazzles your brain completely. That fresh air in your face when you leave, your legs like jelly takes you a good few hours at home before you feel normalish again

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What a great great story and I have to say your English writing is better than mine 😂😂😂. Stay strong and I hope your life goes exactly how you want it. Much love Anton. Xx❤️❤️

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Great story mate and I would definitely smash you at Fifa 😉

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Its great to see you've continued to choose the right path mate. When I left you had only just started so to see you've carried on refraining from gambling and you're in a better place is awesome!

Really please for you mate and hopefully can see you as some form of hope when they are down and out. 

All the best brother! 

 

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@Antonin Just for once I am delighted that you have come so far ,in such a short space of time. Your maturity and perception has increased greatly as you have fought and won the battle for life.

Always here to help and listen , to correct and advise , it is heartwarming to see such success !! Well done Indeed !! I am proud of you !!

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@Antonin Just for once--- I am delighted that you have come so far ,in such a short space of time. Your maturity and perception has increased greatly as you have fought and won the battle for life.

Always here to help and listen , to correct and advise , it is heartwarming to see such success !! Well done Indeed !! I am proud of you !!

I would also like to say to @david1111 .....This is why you must stay on the forum and build a new strength from the weaknesses of those around you. THIS IS YOUR VICTORY TOO !!!

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1 minute ago, Solario333 said:

@Antonin Just for once--- I am delighted that you have come so far ,in such a short space of time. Your maturity and perception has increased greatly as you have fought and won the battle for life.

Always here to help and listen , to correct and advise , it is heartwarming to see such success !! Well done Indeed !! I am proud of you !!

I would also like to say to @david1111 .....This is why you must stay on the forum and build a new strength from the weaknesses of those around you. THIS IS YOUR VICTORY TOO !!!

Thanks very much. It's all Antonin's work but I like to think I've helped along the way

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1 minute ago, david1111 said:

Thanks very much. It's all Antonin's work but I like to think I've helped along the way

Many people have helped and thats what its all about. You are not alone !!  The good and the great are here to help and are willing to address all manner of difficulties to tell you the reality of your dream and make it true!!  It takes all of you out there to be kind patient and supportive because Gambling can be evil and can turn a person into a living nightmare !! 

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Beautiful story @Antonin and it's a fantastic achievement where you are now after 6 months gamble free. You should be very proud of yourself. I love these types of thread as it shows the support which exists in this fantastic community. I think it really does help others who are in the same boat to see an example like yours, and all the other comrades like @david1111 succeeding. 

Your a very impressive young man.

 

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3 hours ago, Solario333 said:

I am celebrating your success 

 

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Lovely on a Hot Day !!

Waitrose I can only dream of shopping in there 😂

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I’m touched beyond words my friends. Your thoughtfulness is a gift that I will always treasure.

 

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32 minutes ago, Hacko 1 said:

Waitrose I can only dream of shopping in there 😂

That gives me an idea ---- how about a free waitrose shop as a prize in my next competition ---- YES absolutely......why not !! 12 Pear cider added Value of course 🙂

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