I Am the Wife of An Alcoholic

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    I met my husband for the first time over 13yrs ago. He was vibrant, exciting, funny, romantic and full of adventure. He was everything I wanted in a man. We didn't start dating until almost four years ago and now have been married a year and a half. When I first met him - he...
    newbee71 newbee71
    1 Response Dec 24, 2010

    Wondering How to Handle An Alcoholic Husband

    We've been married for 5 years. But it feels as if it is longer than that. I don't exactly know which is worse... having an alcoholic husband or playing dumb as if we're living a perfect life. I guess I am a great actress and I bet most of the wives who have alcoholic husband...
    ellathinks ellathinks
    19 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

    I've been married to my alcoholic husband for 21 years. We have one child, a teenage daughter. I knew Joe was a heavy drinker when I married him, but I thought I could change him. I was a preacher's daughter and wasn't raised around alcohol use. As a little girl, the few...
    waitinghimout waitinghimout
    46-50, F
    Aug 6, 2012

    Am I Being Selfish?

    I have been married 22 years.  My husband is an alcoholic.  It became severe during the past year.  He did stupid things...had an inappropriate relationship with one of MY "friends".  I kicked him out of the house.  Although he says he is committed to stopping drinking (he...
    lesley92562 lesley92562
    46-50, F
    Mar 3, 2012

    My verbally abusive husband is also an

    alcoholic. When he drinks he gets extremely irrational and angry. He will pick arguments with me over the littlest thing. This past weekend he did something that pleased me. After having an irrational argument he decided for now on that he would record all of our...
    Mikkimacoroni Mikkimacoroni
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    Wife Of An Alcoholic

    My name is Ashley I am 28 years old and I feel like I am at a breaking point in my life, I just can't take the lies and the hurt anymore. I give up. I am a good person, I don't deserve to be married to an alcoholic. I don't deserve my husband leaving for days on end on drinking...
    awilliamsz awilliamsz
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2013

    Not So Happy Family

    I met my man nearly 9 years ago now. We was friends for a while before we started a relationship. We was so in love (and still are) and young and full of life. As soon as we got together we talked about starting a family.... he had always wanted a big family lot's of children...
    jemma84 jemma84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2013

    Fedup With The Way Society Handles Alcoholism

    I have been married for 22 years. Last year I was hospitalised for septecemia. I have Ms and diabetes mellitus. My husband used the opprtunity of my absence to become a fullblown alcoholic. I hate him now for his betrayal. I don't agree with the way society treats these...
    Betrayed69 Betrayed69
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2012
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