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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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    FamilyRescue FamilyRescue 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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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 66-70, T 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 23, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    I really look forward to getting married. I am realistic. I know we are going to fight, I know she is going to get on my last nerve, I know there is going to be jealousy, I know...
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    I really wish I hadn't married my husband. the only reason we got married is because I was pregnant and had a whole bunch of people yacking in my ear and convinced me. I should of...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, I am married for more than 10yrs.now. Like most couples my married life has its ups and downs. My husband is not perfect as well as I am but I love him no matter what...
    Simplelady134 Simplelady134 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    He wakes up and the first thing he does is smoke pot. Smokes throughout the day and then in the evening drinks 6 cans of 7% beer EVERYDAY. Snores like he's friken going to war. I...
    jewel2016 jewel2016 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    my mother and I lived under the same roof and didn't speak for two years because she was always passed out drunk during the day...my step dad was a narssasistic manic drunk who...
    ashespain ashespain 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I guess I'm an alcoholic. . I used to be mean about everything to my gf, I don't anymore and even leave her son alone I drink more now than I did the then, at least 6 beers a day...
    paguero paguero 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Part I: Being raised into a family of dysfunction and high tension, verbal and physical abuse, self-destructive and addictive behavior, you begin to familiarize yourself with...
    sierrlcoll sierrlcoll 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    hello...i don't know where to post this exactly, sorry if it ends up in the wrong category/group. i have a situation that i cannot discuss with anyone, but i need some feedback...
    mommajllc mommajllc 36-40, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    I'm in love with him,we've been go through this hard time for the past two years,i love him more than I've ever loved a man.he's special he loved his wife,but he loves me too.we...
    Sallina71 Sallina71 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4

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    OUR STORY, PART ONE I first laid eyes on M in 1994 while working my first job after graduating college. I only saw him on occasion because he was a film supplier for the company...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 3

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    When I get married I want to stay married and live a happy life with my wife
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Feb 2

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    So I have been in a relationship with an alcoholic off and on for almost 4 years. Off and on meaning we have broken up twice, once for 6 months and the other a month and a half...
    mkcherryholmes mkcherryholmes 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I am not only married but well married. Totally monogamous over twenty five years of marriage AND we make love every day, her idea BTW. I am totally head over heels in love with...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Ok here goes....I used to be on here years ago but decided to quit because I thought I would be able to sort out my life ...but seemingly to no avail. So here is my story. I am...
    worldtravels123 worldtravels123 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    Is there any point? Do you really need to get married? If you really love someone do you really need to put on a show to prove it? I don't think I'd ever get married again...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Well, I'm just going to spill my guts about the whole thing. I will preface this with the fact that for the past year I've felt like my husband and I have no connection at all. It...
    Rands664 Rands664 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I can honestly say I wish I had never gotten married. we had our daughter a yr ago, and she has been so lazy for the last year. she sits around and does nothing all day long when...
    idkw2 idkw2 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    The heading "....Than Unhappily Married" is an understatement. Twice during my mid-adult years, my parents pressured me to seriously consider marrying a woman. Granted, a great...
    Dreamboy12 Dreamboy12 56-60, M Jan 23

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