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I Am Married to Alcoholic

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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...
    rsutr rsutr 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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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...
    msshouldistayorgo msshouldistayorgo 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 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...
    Nuggetssoul Nuggetssoul 36-40 6 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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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...
    merrill88 merrill88 22-25, F Sep 19, 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...
    sevier777 sevier777 70+, T 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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...
    mistypswald mistypswald 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 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...  ...
    crystalgem crystalgem 51-55 Jul 30, 2009

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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...
    merrill88 merrill88 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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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...
    time4planB time4planB 46-50 1 Response May 1, 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 1 Response Aug 6, 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...
    Beautytrose Beautytrose 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 8, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 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...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 27, 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...
    Eeyoremyfriend Eeyoremyfriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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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...
    FamilyRescue FamilyRescue 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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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...
    Lara085246 Lara085246 22-25 1 Response Mar 23, 2012

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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...
    downtruthere667 downtruthere667 41-45 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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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...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
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    I am married to a functioning alcoholic. I'm 32 years old and have been married to my husband for 5 years. We have 3 kids (my son, his daughter, and our daughter). He has always...
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    I realize I have no friends on here or many in real life due to my own issues. I've always been a loner and very introverted. I am seeing a married man who I adore very much and...
    Lishadntplay Lishadntplay 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 3 years and for the most part they have been wonderful and great. My husband is so amazing and sweet when I fell for him 6 years ago I knew he would be...
    anchoredwithher anchoredwithher 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I have been an EP member for quite a few years but for some reason I have never got around to announcing that I am/was an alcoholic. Actually I did mention this in passing in...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    We have been married for 23 years. She knows everything about me and somehow still loves me. In fact I was sharing EP with her and she pointed out that I need to STOP OBSESSING...
    danyual danyual 22-25, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I met him while working at a restaurant last summer. He tipped me way above the average to catch my attention. I never payed him any mind. Then about two weeks later one of my co...
    hismarried05 hismarried05 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic. Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm a few days away from going to inpatient treatment. I always thought I had it all together. I just got married have a husband that loves me and a great job. It's hard to fathom...
    vbear79 vbear79 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Reading these stories lets me know I'm not alone. When I met my fiancé he was just getting out of a seven year relationship I thought it was odd that she moved out with 2 kids in...
    Walkedinblind Walkedinblind 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was living an alcoholic lifestyle from 15 years of age until 23 years of age. I have now been sober since April 8, 2011. During my 8 years of drinking I have lost a lot including...
    cgmom88 cgmom88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a recovering alcoholic , I haven't drank in ten yrs , but I've watched my husband get blitzed everyday of his life for the last ten yrs , we have a 12 yr old daughter together...
    donewitit donewitit 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    The physical symptoms of quitting have mostly passed. Now I'm fighting a new challenge: boredom. I recall a line from a movie, where a man is recalling the death (from liver...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mum is an alcoholic. Being the middle child (and the only girl I might add) I feel like its my job to look after my younger brother using the advice my older brother gave me. I...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She refuses to take responsibility for anything she does and she turns herself into the victim in every situation. I can't have a relationship with her...
    swhickman swhickman 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hi, I'm looking for advice! My mum has been an alcoholic for as along as I can remember and also battles depression. I have helped her and supported her for years when no one else...
    12344321han 12344321han 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My dad is an alcoholic and a couple of weeks ago he was ill. My younger sister informed me and my first thought was he didn't take in alcohol. Anyways the next afternoon as he was...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I am an alcoholic and a cigarrtte smoker, the problem is I seem to always drink too much and get angry at my husband, we are so close to breaking up, I am normally without alcohol...
    4myfuturehappiness 4myfuturehappiness 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I usually only drink in the evening. I used to drink a half bottle of wine but that has jumped to one and now even two. Or a half bottle of vodka or gin. This used to be a couple...
    bauhaus7 bauhaus7 26-30, F 16 Responses Apr 3

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    A few years ago, my mother went through a terrible divorce, causing her to become an alcoholic. Because I was an only child, I took care of her. I would often skip school to nurse...
    Booklover16 Booklover16 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I am surprisingly grateful that I found my way into the rooms of AA because I get to experience life in a completely different way than my non-alcoholic friends. I GET to explore...
    davidmat davidmat 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi, Im 56 Ive had cancer have angina, firbromyalgia, high blood pressure, my partner not husband is a alcoholic, and we've been together 11 years 3 driving bans, but I'm so tired...
    ssorebones ssorebones 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm having intense withdrawals. I feel like throwing up, I feel drunk and haven't had a drink today. My hands started shaking like crazy in class today I really hope No one noticed...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago