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I Am Married to Alcoholic

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 23, 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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    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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    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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    And we celebrate our first wedding anniversary next week! We were married on 13th August, two years since the day we had our first date :D
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi,i have been in a relationship with married man for almost 4 years,we work together, when meet him he was having an affair with another married woman, but after a year they after...
    myrtle67 myrtle67 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was always taught never to go to bed on a cross word. I haven't been married that long but I always tell my husband I love him and thank him for today before I go to sleep...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 23 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My wife (now ex) was/is a compulsive liar. All the time we were married I started to realise something was not quite right. I caught her lying about a number of things, some...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 12 hrs ago

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    My wife (now ex) was/is a compulsive liar. All the time we were married I started to realise something was not quite right. I caught her lying about a number of things, some...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm a triplet and have two brothers. One is an alcoholic. They've both dealt with substance abuse since we were teenagers, one got sent away to a rehab wilderness program when we...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not married... When I was younger (before I had kids) I never wanted to get married, I had no intentions of ever getting married! To me, marriage was stupid & all it was to me...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's funny where life takes you sometimes. You can meet one person who can change the entire course of your life. Would you be willing to give up your future goals, give up seeing...
    Milesaway3 Milesaway3 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a 58 year old woman who is married to a, ah, how do I describe him. Nice guy when you meet him in a bar, where he spends most of his time if he doesn't find a 'jack of all...
    Debneedshelp Debneedshelp 56-60, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Listen what´s happened to me: I was married to a man, who always left me immediately after marraige for months, then he came back for some weeks and left me again. AFTER my...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am married, I am married. I AM MARRIED. Time to take few steps back and get my head straight.
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My mom was an alcoholic. She died when she ran into a metal telephone pole. She was drunk. B*tch deserved it. Kinda hate the fact that I had to call her my mother. My dad didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My husband is an alcoholic and has been for the last 10 years. I'm so sick of talking about him being an alcoholic thinking about him being an alcoholic I rarely drink and alcohol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25

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    I was in denial about being a lesbian. I married my best friend, I think a lot of the reason, I was subconsciously trying to find a "normal family." 2 months after getting married...
    michellebella46 michellebella46 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Hello I am married and have college going son. I am 45 Plus and have weekly sex with my wife. I was molested by a older man at the age of 10. When I reached around 16 years of age...
    Vincy19041972 Vincy19041972 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Going to try to keep this as short at I can with all the details. Let's see, and sorry if it ends up being too long with many grammar mistakes. I just need somewhere to vent...
    speakingout954 speakingout954 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    My husband is an alcoholic. I have two teens and we are all emotionally exhausted. the constant lying is wearing on me. and them. I spend most of my time daydreaming about leaving...
    Kristiwrites Kristiwrites 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My mother was drunk when she came to get me and she was saying the dumbest ****. She's not an alcoholic, The categories on EP are so limited.
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    We got married last year. I met him when we were 15. Best friends for 3 years, then i became pregnant and the father ran. My best friend stepped up to take care of me. We lived...
    UkuladyPDX UkuladyPDX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My husband and I have been together for 38 years and I have gotten to a place where I have finally had enough! Through the years he has cheated on me twice, he's been a drug...
    Dawn1118 Dawn1118 56-60, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    Let's get this straight, I'm not in the "I'm Married" group just because I can be. I happen to actually be married and happily so! When I post anything it is NOT an invitation for...
    PassionsRoar PassionsRoar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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