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I Am Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots

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    Super Strong (on the Outside)

    grand mother, father, brother,husband, and very close friend all alcoholics.why am i surrounded?In the passed few months I have thrown out my husband and my brother, and moved my 3 children.I also am no longer speaking to my friend. I know I have done the right thing but"god...
    stiffness stiffness 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    Safe Now

    I've now thrown them out of the house and made them go to the pub instead. I saw the warning signs and took precautions. They're now somewhere between my house and the pub, I've no idea whether they made it or not. But, I am safe from them!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    Pretty Much.

    luckily I have my room to hide away in, with only a few periodic interruptions every once in a while.  As of now they've basically taken over the house...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    ...but I Love Them and I'm Trying Not to Be Judgmental...

    For years drinking was super fun.  We would all go out, get hammered beyond belief, act like freaking retards, cab it home in a haze, call each other in the morning to rehash the hilarity. It's not funny anymore.  It's not cute. We're too old to...
    sunnyday sunnyday 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

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    I Used to Be Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots . . .

    But, I changed my whole lifestyle.  I divorced my alky husband, moved, changed my friends, learned to meditate, and several other things.  It took years but I'm happy that part of my life is over.  It was very stressful and chaotic. 
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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