which you are not getting, which is why you came here.
there is a very big difference. Overwhelming losses means they have wiped out your entire account.
Overwhelming emotions means that you are prone to put stops too close , close out profits too soon, hesitate to enter trades, hang on to losing trades in the hope they come right, etc, etc,
This means your trading is dominated by your emotions rather than your trading rules. This happens when one is too dependent on making profits to patch a hole in one's income - which was the impression you gave in the first place.
I don't see how you can describe me as arguing!!
If you think that "just trying something for extra cash" means not having to bother with risk and money management (which I mentioned as helpful advice) as part of your trading, and that is only for the pros, then you are certainly destined for failure. This market is littered with failed traders trying to make excessive profits from a small balance.
If you only realised it, that is exactly what I have given you, but you seem to think you know better already......I suspect your mother in law is actually a wise person and maybe you should listen to her?
Forex is not a simple money machine where you bung in a few dollars and pull out a thousand. This site is constantly frequented by Newbies looking for a freebie "guaranteed" income-maker that requires no work and study. If you want a consistent and worthwhile income then you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and work at it. It is not my habit to encourage people to trade who are most likely to end up broke and bitter (like so many do!).
That is both advice and encouragement, but not, of course, what you want to hear! So I will leave you here and wish you well and every success!