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Ugh... - October 8th 2010, 11:17 PM

Hi guys -

Before you read on - I'm going to kindly request that you please don't judge me, because I came here for just that.

Well - I play on a couple of market forums on the internet - mostly for virtual stuff such as online gaming, etc. Now - for the last 6 months - I've been conning people out of their money. It's a nicer word to use than "scam" - if you want to sugar-coat the truth.

I only do it because I don't *need* online funds to buy stuff - I just *want* online funds to buy stuff. All together I must've taken 400-500 dollars worth. I'm only 15 - and I don't want to take this path down life. I always feel extremely guilty - and I tell myself "starting tomorrow - no more" - but the next day temptation just kicks in and I go for it.

Can anyone please give me advice of how to convince myself to stop this?
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Re: Ugh... - October 9th 2010, 03:51 AM

Honestly, something like this is usually treated much like an addiction. It actually seems to have a lot of the indicators of a shopping addiction. There really is no way for you to convince yourself to stop, to be honest. Something like this normally needs to be taken care of by a professional.
I would suggest seeing a psychologist to be evaluated. Now don't let this scare you, this in no way means you are going to be put in a treatment center or locked up somewhere, this simply means that they are going to try and find the best way to approach this for your case.
Given your age and whether or not they want to label this as an addiction you would probably just be speaking to a psychologist once or maybe a few times a week for a certain period of time, or possibly doing some sort of out patient treatment.
It's better to do something to help yourself now before this gets worse or you get yourself into a lot of trouble.
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