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I Am Surrounded By Alcoholic Idiots

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    As you can see from the title no explanation is needed except for this, I'm Mark and I'm a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, this book is brutally honest, a lot of it isn't...
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    I'm a very ticklish guy I am ticklish on my feet,tummy,sides and got some true stories to share,and no haters you will be blocked idiots.😁
    adrenalinejunkie32 adrenalinejunkie32 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes idiots would judge me when i'm out just minding my own business askin why I look so dull(?). Like WTF is your problem? Why do you even care? I've been asked a lot of...
    Forgotten000ghosts Forgotten000ghosts 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I joined MENSA almost 40 years ago based on SAT and ACT test scores. When I came to LA it was a major part of my social life. IIRC it was about 3:2 male to female ratio. As a...
    AuNaturelOne AuNaturelOne 56-60, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    What's Washington like? Well its like Calcutta, surrounded by beggars. The only difference is the beggars in Washington wear fifteen hundred dollar suits and they don't say please...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I like many others suffer from foot in mouth syndrome. I don't talk much, but when I do, I usually make things weird. Once at work, we were saying goodbyes to someone who was...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Do you use spirituality as a alcoholic uses alcohol? Is there a escapism angle to it...why are you spiritual?
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have written about how the birth of my granddaughter has proven an incredibly powerful incentive to stay sober. She is now coming up to her 2nd birthday and I stay in touch with...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A youtube video shows it. Many got interviewed None want government help gone But say dont tax wealth. While poor lose the help those interviewed crave. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Drinking days are over and I survived! Back to the comfort of schedule and discipline.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had been drinking for several years. Last year it became more severe. And I quit 6 months ago. It was very hard to quit. 2 weeks of hell but then it all passed. 24 hours of no...
    molde molde 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I drink regularly, I often find myself sweating uncontrollably. Usually at the most awkward times ... like when I'm trying to play it cool around some sweet young thing...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ya! media hype! some girl I knew wouldn't let her kid play in the water cuz the water over 100 miles away was contaminated. I asked her.... well, he takes a bath doesn't he???
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 days ago

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    plz don't waste my time, cuz I won't waste yours. I have no time for idiots
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 days ago

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    it is really sickening when negative comments are constantly being thrown at you. it really kills my spirit and it effects my moods : (
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 days ago

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    15 months today! I am amazed. And it is *still* one day at a time.
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    that stupid senseless girl in my class ..she brings irritation with every single move of hers...there was time when i loved her for her innocence ...my best friend..but that...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My family has a bad habit of pondering over all things negative. They never see bright side, they never see the positive. Everything is always negative. Death, hate, and pain are...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Today in therapy, my therapist called attention to the way I'm still mad at my mother (non-alcoholic parent) for so many things that happened in my childhood, whereas the things my...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F a week ago

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    Agh! Had four beers and two vodka sodas and nothing! Just a feeling of nausea and shame. I don't enjoy drinking anymore? I feel like a nymphomaniac who can no longer enjoy sex.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was raised by a alcoholic mother
    sandralusk sandralusk 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have given myself permission to slip for the next week. I am nervous, and already anxious to get back to my nondrinking routine. But God do I love the drink. Hunter S. Thompson...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M Aug 27

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    I don't know if I'm an alcoholic or not ... but I love to drink my wine in the evening and I can't have a night without the drink. I do want to drink the wine, not sure if I am...
    itsmemm itsmemm 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    It was always gradual, her progression to becoming more and more intoxicated as the night dragged on, that is. My mother would come home from a long day at work, and in that...
    light108 light108 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    It took me years to realize that this was something that affected my emotional health. Now at 19 years old, visiting home and listening to my mother complain about the same events...
    ThrivingOdds ThrivingOdds 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Why not tax rich. What do tea party gain from no taxes. What was original goal of taxes Why can wealthy dodge taxes Why do wealthy get tax breaks if dodging Wealthy...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    The realisation that you can't control him/her is really hard as you know vehemently that everyone would be happier if alcohol wasn't in the equation. I'm conflicted in that I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    I can't just have one drink. Or even two. When I drink, I drink until I'm drunk. About 15 shots is my tolerance at this point. And it's every night. I can't stop. It's getting out...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    I've known my ACoA for 35 yrs, been married 29, six kids, one grandchild. I have never been "happy", something has always been off. I've been hurt for decade with constant...
    missycon missycon 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am in the process of putting a book together about myself and my history of alcoholism and drug addiction, many parts of this book may bring you to tears, put a smile on your...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I'll start from the beginning. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum met my first step dad. Early on we discovered he was an alcoholic. From then on a lot of days off were spent searching...
    Travellingmagnet Travellingmagnet 26-30, F Aug 22

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    No, I am not talking about someone with a disability, I am talking about the other idiots, miscreants, dolts and the like. Why? Any reason at all that I should even be civil to...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I Never really looked at my 'mom' as a mom. i lived with a lot of different people growing up and we moved constantly. i felt like an orphan. i remember my 'mom' hitting me when i...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F Aug 21

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