I Am An Adult Child of Alcoholism

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    Found a Paper From a Old Class..

    A Look At Change From The Perspective Of Loss        No one gets through life without facing the challenge of change, which often comes in the form of loss. It may be the birth of a sibling (loss of only child status), being left for the first time with...
    JackGrey JackGrey
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    My Father and Mother

    I am sorry that it is such a long story. When I grew up my mother and father where a very loving couple at first. We had a peaceful home, did a lot of things together outside in nature, with family and other things. My father was a hobby guitar player and could make nice...
    Kiowa Kiowa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    And My Dysfunctional Childhood Continues to Affect My Life Today.

    Hi, my name is Jack and I am starting this experience group to help myself and anyone else who is still affected by negative experiences of childhood by examining them in the safety of this relatively anonymous venue. If you read this, roll your eyes and think, 'oh, get...
    JackGrey JackGrey
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Jul 31, 2008


    I found this Interesting article in this online magazine on alcohol and wls patient and just wanted to share it- click on link, then you can click on pages to see the article (p 48)..there are also articles on childhood obesity. (no charge to access this) nutriculamagazine.com...
    Laurendenhart Laurendenhart
    41-45, F
    Aug 3, 2012

    Memories and Me

    Where to start when thinking back to my childhood. As far back as I can remember my mum and dad were heavy drinkers and in a small house with 5 kids things were always completely crazy with no discipline apart from a smack (my mother). I don't want to say they are bad...
    emmie3 emmie3
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jan 9, 2009

    I come from a family with a history of

    alcoholism. My father in particular, drinks frequently. I don't try to stop though. He has had a bad life and I know he doesn't know another way to cope with it. Other people don't understand. They call him names and belittle him, which makes him drink more. On truth, I pity...
    kalila37 kalila37
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014


    My dad drinks.  I'm not sure why I've never been able to call him an alcoholic.  When he drinks, he changes from an amiable guy to one with a hair trigger temper.  When he drinks I anxiously watch and wait for the change to occur.  I see the signs in his eyes...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Clinging On To The Edge Of The Cliff

    I always said that I would never turn into an alcoholic because it ruined my life as a child. I never cared much for it at all, but lately I keep finding myself wanting a drink. And not just wanting one but craving the taste of it. Just a sip. But a sip turns into the glass and...
    BluePixie93 BluePixie93
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2012

    I Am In Love With An Adult Child Of Alcoholism...

    We've been together for 4 years. We broken up and gotten back together countless numbers of times. When there is any sign of imperfection, he withdraws his love from me. When I try to talk about a problem, he becomes very defensive and often walks away. When I show emotion...
    pickle12 pickle12
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    Family Tree

    grandfather, drunk never sober...died from it, abusive grandmother, a drunk, died very young, no clue, no one really gives the same story mother, crazy possible borderline verbally physically and emotionally abusive mothers siblings three two sisters one brother-two drunks-one...
    melz1108 melz1108
    26-30, F
    Nov 2, 2010

    Re-writing Childhood

    I come from a long, long line of alcoholics. Where to start? My mother and father were both alcoholics, and then my mother left my father for his brother (my uncle), also an alcoholic, when I was 5. What followed was years and years of abuse, homelessness, hunger. For a few...
    PrincessPerfectionist PrincessPerfectionist
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2011


    My dad is an alcoholic. He taught me I am not good enough. He taught me to devalue myself and bury my own needs. He taught me to feel guilty for asking for what I deserve. Just shut up and be happy with what you have/what's been given to you. Nobody wants to hear from you...
    Suffer2ThisDay Suffer2ThisDay
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2013
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