Gambling Therapy- It’s Been A While!

Gambling Therapy- It’s Been A While…

So it’s fair to say that it’s been quite a while since I’ve done anything meaningful with QuitTheCasino both in terms of writing blogs, self-therapy, or updating the site in general. All that’s changed recently with the launch of I BET MY LIFE!   which is an educational resource on gambling addiction. So I have been working in the background, just not as much as I would have liked. The reason? Grief.

However, this hasn’t been grief in the typical sense. This has been grief for the loss of my Border Collie and I’ve been blown away as to just how powerful it has been. It’s true to say that from 10th November 2019, it’s stopped me dead in my tracks. I haven’t been able to concentrate properly, I haven’t cared much about anything and I’ve put on quite a bit of weight after beginning to get quite fit this time last year. There will be people reading this who simply won’t get it and that’s totally understandable. People have overcome unimaginable grief far, far worse. There people in the world suffering all sorts of abuse and people who have had their entire families wiped out in disasters or other tragedies. And then there’s me. Unable to get my act together because of a loss of a dog.

I’ve tried to rationalise it myself without success. I felt worse by the fact that at around the same time, a close friend of mine lost his mother after a long battle with cancer. He has coped remarkably well under the circumstances and without going into too much detail is managing to overcome significant difficulties in his own life despite the massive loss of his much loved mother. Not only that, he has helped me no end with creative ideas for my website and advice on how to move it forward. I’m not exactly sure where he gets his determination and strength from but it’s enviable.

Author: Pedro Chapman