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I Am Married to Alcoholic

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    My husband is out walking in the cold

    because he drank an entire bottle of vodka this evening and forgot to deposit money to pay rent. I am super frustrated because he is recovering from a craniotomy and shouldn't be drinking at all. His father is an alcoholic and he is too. I was actually hoping that with the gap...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    New Tv Series - Save Your Loved One From Addiction

    DO YOU HAVE AN OUT OF CONTROL LOVED ONE BEHAVING SO BADLY THAT THEY ARE A DANGER TO YOU OR THEMSELVES? Are they sex addicts, gamblers, runaway teenagers, cult members or gang affiliated? Do they have weird obsessions? Are they hoarders or extreme addicts? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT...
    FamilyRescue FamilyRescue 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I did the marriage gig. Went into it with loyalty and great faith.Even trusted and didn't smother or get over jealous.All that got me was a cheating ex-wife and a bad divorce...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 1

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    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. My father in law used to live with us when he was alive. He was a good man. My husband was not allowed to drink because of his issues with...
    hopelesswoman hopelesswoman 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was just my mom and me growing up. She had me when she was 19. We didn't have any family they moved to different states. My mom was pretty popular though and had a lot of great...
    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I'm in love with an alcoholic. I always have and always will love him.. despite the nasty things he said when drunk.. he done believe rumors.. I know he loves me I never question...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My mom has been an alcoholic for years and i dont know what to do. Im only a junior in high school so there isnt much i can do. i have had countless talks with her about it and she...
    Kateq989 Kateq989 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I have been without alcohol for 6 months now it's the hardest thing I have ever had to do, I have been an alcoholic since I was 14 it's what I did for fun what I did if I was happy...
    Jadeygirl88 Jadeygirl88 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 1 Response Jan 3

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    My environment created me. I wasn't always an alcoholic but when you grow up with an inconsiderate drunk for a father and a neurotic mother who always makes excuses for him, how...
    Alan132 Alan132 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    had a alcoholic father he died April 13 2013 after 8 a month battle with cancer. he never abused me or my siblings physically more mentally that and he never wanted to spent time...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 11

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    It's not to the point of making me lose my job or anything like that, but I feel like I gotta have at least two shots of whisky a day. I seldom get slammed drunk. I don't really...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I honestly think that my dad gets worse and worse as the days go by. He will never change and I don't get why I'm trying so hard to help him when all he does is disrespect me. Im...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    I met my special friend on the Internet. It began with a simple message he sent to me requesting to be friends and email pals. For privacy and discretion I will refer to my...
    BeautifulButterfly68 BeautifulButterfly68 46-50, F Jan 4

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    At 24 I married my first wife since she was the mother of my child. This was the beginning of 20 years of hell, which I'll post as another experience. It was during this marriage...
    Jonny1959 Jonny1959 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I am married, but desire not to be; a man I married, but a woman I desire I am married but want to be free
    Literally3872 Literally3872 36-40 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I know there is no such thing as a perfect marriage but what if you can't get over thinking you married the wrong person? My Wife can never respond with anything genuine only...
    midlifeknot midlifeknot 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 7

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    Need attention from married women. No singles please. Married on Married. Discrete lunches please St. Louis area narcman1@yahoo.com
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    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    Unlike a ton of people I know I haven't been married as of yet. Two of my closest friends are married. I feel like if I was in a much better financial situation than my life has...
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