Texas holdem poker problem


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holdem poker problem
I learned how to play holdem poker about 2 years ago and became very addictive to this game thinking that I could beat this game and eventually I will learn the skill and start winning money. It has gone to point where all I'm thinking about is these cards going through my mind and spending all my time at the poker table and losing most of the time. When I had a bad beat I would stay up all night going over these cards and how I could of handled it better. I have become obssessed with this game and it is taking my life over. This game has such a control over you and I need to stop playing this game all together. I realized that I could really never be ahead playing this game. I think I like the challenge of playing against the other players and not the casino. Has anyone had this problem playing poker? Need your advise on how I could stop playing this game.

StaceyP

Posted: 19 Jul 2006 07:24 am Post subject:
poker at home, poker at casinos, poker on line, joker poker, whatever, its all the same and Ive played it all....although my downfall is slots..lets just say I lose the most money to slots..which is strange ....cause im a good poker player..why would i want to WIN money..why cause gambling has nothing to do w/the money....its something else that triggers us to feel this way to give away our money....like we dont deserve it or something....

advice? well...you got through step 1 admitting....next step is abstinence...thats one minute/hour/day at a time.....do anything to keep your mind off it...i just recently did 30 days clean...they say in rehab it takes 30 days for the "routine of the mind" to be lifted.....now that i am clean i have to face the damage i did and i think thats where the strength really kicks in...quitting is one thing.....going the distance is another...

you have to want it and want it bad....i have fell off the wagon a bunch of times the last one hurt so bad...i dont think i have the strength to get up and ruin my life any further....

come here and talk and talk and talk and listen and talk....and just PLEASE do anything different.....

if you only play on line.. i'd suggest putting in GAMBLOCK to stop you from getting on the sites..and get rid of the creditors that help you gamble.