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I Am Married to Alcoholic

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    He Just Don't Get It.

    When he drinks he says hurtful things. He is always telling me if I don't like him drinking than leave. What is wrong with him. Does he love me or does he keep me around to take care of his 8 yr old daughter?
    mistypswald mistypswald 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    My Life

    I married this wonderful man knowing he is an alcoholic.. but now I see his already flirty nature getting worse.. Hitting on waitresses and our neighbors. Hes the maintenance man and we live on property so EVERY ONE knows where we live, what we do and HIM.. He doesn't include me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    Married To A Semi Functioning Alcoholic

    My husband is able to work and hold down a job (for now). The minute he gets home or on the weekends he drinks. He is the type of person that when he drinks he gets mean and irrational. We have 2 kids and I don't know what to do. I live on pins and needles waiting for something...
    msshouldistayorgo msshouldistayorgo 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Just Sick Of It All

    My fifteen year marriage to this alcoholic/drug addict has finally taken its toll on me. I have tried to leave him, live with him, tried everything. Nothing has worked for me.But I now have an out. My kids are grown and the grandkids are now here. So I come and stay with the kids...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    First I Blamed The Alcohol, Then The Alcoholic And Now The Person

    I have been with the alcoholic for 17 years and married for 16. I have suffered abuse during the entire relationship. Some of the abuse that I suffered during that time, I was not even aware of it being abuse. Recently I attended an abuse support group and discovered that some...
    Eeyoremyfriend Eeyoremyfriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    I Am So Trapped

    As I sit here today the tears finally stop as his words cut straight into my heart.I struggled but went to church this morning. Wonderful.Home=hellI was forced to sit here and listen to him ramble on and on about hitting me, oh it was a pat on the head.as I am forced to listen to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Time Again

    Again last night the husband was drunk. Instead of ignoring it and dealing with things as normal I threw a fit about him not getting up to help me put groceries away and for trying to pass out at the dinning room table. I yelled at him saying some pretty hatefully things and at...
    merrill88 merrill88 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Just Worn Out

     My husband was sober 16 years.. infact was sober several years before I even met him.. we had this fun quirky relationship full of passion and laughs...    For about 3 years he on and off drinks... and I am just at the end of my rope.  I am overweight and so...
    crystalgem crystalgem 51-55 Jul 30, 2009

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    I Am Married To Alcoholic

    The lies a alcoholic will tell his self I cant be a drunk I don’t stumble and fall down and slurr my words. He is a alcoholic. I dont know how long my marriage will last . my ex was a drunk and a controler and abuser . I am ready to get off the train . A functional alcoholic is...
    theheartkeeper theheartkeeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    I Am An Alcoholic Magnet!

    I am married to an alcoholic.  My Father, step mother, grandparents, and last 2 husbands were alcoholics as well.  My current husband was "clean & Sober" when I married him.  We have been together 8 years, the first 2 were awsom...Then he began...
    rsutr rsutr 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Worst Luck In The World

    Ive been married to an alcoholic for 5 years, but he doesnt think he is an alcoholic, but he has a love affair with alcohol, it feels like he is cheating onmenwhen he is drinking because, that is all that matters to him and we are nothing. We have a boy who is 2 years old and we...
    Lara085246 Lara085246 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Tired....

    Same crap, different day. I'm tired of having to take care of everything because he is drunk...again. I feel like I'm a caretaker not a wife most of the time.
    Heartline777 Heartline777 36-40, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Tired And Unhappy

    I am married to an alcoholic. We were together for a couple of years before getting married. We have been together for 8 years but his drinking is getting worse as time goes on.We don't have kids together, I have a son 15, he has two sons that don't live with us. He does nothing...
    downtruthere667 downtruthere667 41-45 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    My Life

    I married when I was 18 years old, my spouce was dischard from the ervice I droped out of school.I knew he drank but didn't know what Alcholicsm meant. I started trying to stop him from drinking ,, having my 3 childen, tying to be a good mother , life was indeed hard. In what...
    sevier777 sevier777 70+, T 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Married to Alcoholic

    Married 9 years, pregnant with 3rd child, Husband is an Alcoholic and I feel like I'm going crazy. Long story... He has been drinking for years and blaming all of our marriage problems on me. He won't stop drinking but blames me for everything else. Mostly money issues. I have...
    Nuggetssoul Nuggetssoul 36-40 6 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    Done

    I am so sick of being in this relationship. He messes around on me he verbally abuses me and I can't take it. I feel ill just hearing his voice. I am also physically ill due to the stress. Every night he drinks. I am gonna loose everthing because of this man.
    Beautytrose Beautytrose 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Our Life So Far

    I am a 23 year old mother of two children, a 4 year old son and a 3 year old daughter and I am married to a man who is 23 himself that is an alcoholic. We are childhood sweethearts and best friends. Since the age of 7 my husband and I have been best friends and lovers since we...
    merrill88 merrill88 22-25, F Sep 19, 2012

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    FamilyRescue FamilyRescue 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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    Kicking Myself Into Action

    I gave up handwritten journals years ago, because inevitably my husband would find and read them, and my personal entries - just like every deep, dark secret I ever revealed to him in confidence - would become fodder for the next bullying session. As I'm getting older and more...
    time4planB time4planB 46-50 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    We got married 4 months ago and the past 7 months have been a hellish nightmare. He has hidden his alcoholism in ways I could never have imagined. (I grew up with an alcoholic...
    sunshineontheway sunshineontheway 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    WOW I don't know where to begin I started searching binge drinking and so how came across this website and started reading the post, and found myself replying to them. I guess it...
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    Married 28 years and just realizing all my storms I've weathered alone. He loves sex, but not affection, never there to hold me when I'm sad. He grew up with an alcoholic father...
    Slm65 Slm65 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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    I have been reading everything I can get my hands on to try to understand what I am dealing with. Is it just me but from what I read and have experienced the professionals NEVER...
    alcoholicmisery alcoholicmisery 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    I am the daughter of an alcoholic. Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    My husband is a functioning alcoholic
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Nov 15

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    I am an alcoholic and I have been struggling with this disease for almost 10 years. I have been sober since June 6th 2014, so I am about 5 and a half months clean. I haven't...
    lanadarling lanadarling 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello I am Kristof and I am an alcoholic.I have been fighting with it for almost 12 years now. This addiction has destroyed my body and my mind, forcing very important things to...
    farfrominnocent farfrominnocent 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 26

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    My dad is an alcoholic, and I didn't find out until I was 14. At that point he was 11 or so years sober. That was until he relapsed when I was 17... He went to treatment and lived...
    amalmberg13 amalmberg13 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    It breaks my heart. She's been an alcoholic as long as I can remember. We are not very close but I love her
    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F Oct 30

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    I have been sober from past 40 days almost till now. I have seen things changing gradually day by day. Either it is my vision that there is a betterment each day. I can see my...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Does everybody have to be an alcoholic? When can i meet people who can talk about other things other than Types of alcohol, getting wasted, getting lit,getting drunk. Damn people...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I'm not a alcoholic I like reading stories
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    My dad's an alcoholic, when he's drunk he blames my mum for things that are either his fault or things that are simply no one's fault. He doesn't abuse her physically, but he says...
    sbaecahra sbaecahra 16-17 1 Response Nov 16

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    Yup I'm an alcoholic. Are you?
    H00rah H00rah 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I grew up with a whole family of alcoholics and things got pretty nasty some nights with fights my childhood ducked and I never what my kids to experience the same things I went...
    sela1095 sela1095 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husand is an alcoholic and admits he needs help but says he doesn't want it. He had a bad childhood and has never had a good relationship with his family, but when ever he gets...
    metz8991 metz8991 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I am married to wonderful man who takes great care of me but I sulk over the past I guess... Would you be okay if your husband was friends with someone of the opposite sex? My...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know, that's not supposed to be possible. People say it's not possible, that I'm deluding myself. I'm looking for a way out, I secretly hate her, we must have a sexless...
    roykirk roykirk 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    My husband and I got married because I was pregnant with our daughter, which was fine, but neither of us really wanted to get married. Our families pressured us into it (both are...
    katinbell katinbell 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 30

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    It's been a long time since I've posted. A lot has happened and so much to say. The divorce finalised over two years ago we lived with each other for the past 2 years, I got to...
    popsydoodle popsydoodle 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I want a lot of odd things from my mate and on top of everything is the fact that I don't want to be married or have kids. For many those two things are the climax of a LTR so a...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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