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I Am Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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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    So today I went to dinner with my beautiful girlfriend to celebrate her being back home and some **** head told us to stop shoving our gay in his face. What the ****? It wasn't...
    pierc3th3sir3ns pierc3th3sir3ns 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Heads up. People who respond with unhelpful,stupid, unintelligent, moronic statements to questions posted are going to be blocked. Deal with it.
    Dozer1010 Dozer1010 36-40, F May 8

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    It's has positives and negatives really. Some positives are she's hilarious when drunk and I can hear her puking in the bathroom.. Kinda funny. Also she lets me do whatever I want...
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