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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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    Still Affects Me to This Day..

    I grew up with an alcoholic father starting around the age of 10. My parents separated when I was 12 and I had to live with him to help take care of my 2 yr. old brother, practically raise him. My dad either got really weird and embarassingly silly when he was drunk or just...
    Scarred4lyfe Scarred4lyfe 22-25 2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    My father was an alcoholic

    and an abusive piece of ****. From the time I was 4 till I left his house when I was 12, he use to beat me up almost every night. He have me a lot of scars. Some that are still there and I have to see then everyday which keeps the memories fresh in my mind. Scars from his fist...
    AlphaMay05 AlphaMay05 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    He Drank Coors Light In a Can

    My biological father was an alcoholic. He would always drink Coors Light in a can and always fight with my mother. When I was 4 or 5, she divorced him, went to court and got full custody of me, and we moved to a different city to be closer to my grandma and grandpa...
    tampabaybucsfan tampabaybucsfan 22-25, M Aug 1, 2009

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    I Hadn't Father For 14 Years...

    (Sorry for my bad English) It's really sad when your mother or father is an alcoholic. Many families had, have and will have problems with alcohol. In my family was the same problem, my father was an alcoholic. Whole life I have dreamed to have a father, but unfortunately my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2012

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    How Many Times Have You Heard...

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. —Albert Einstein
    1Babe 1Babe 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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    2 Years On, And Still No Answers.

    My father was always a drinker to one degree or another. When I was younger, I recall him often going down to the pub, or drinking at home. Early memories were of him never being completely wasted ... perhaps that was driven by not understanding drunkenness as a young child, or...
    chivalrousgent chivalrousgent 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2012

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    My Alcoholic Father...

    At the begining of my story I must say that I really loved my father.. Since I can remember my dad was drinking.There was always oportunity to do it,to celebrate something or just to forget about problems and feel better.When my father wasn't drinking he was the nicest person u...
    MissAgni MissAgni 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    It's Complicated But My Father Drank From Day One.

    My mother already knew my father had a problem with alcohol when she married him but was so in love. Also, she didn't know how alcoholism only progresses. And progress it did! He was also a rageaholic. We didn't have much money when I was little. At Thanksgiving my mom prepared...
    candy100 candy100 56-60, F 3 Responses May 20, 2009

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    I Had An Alcoholic Father

    My father was an alcoholic and died of a brain aneurysm when I was 14. My mother was emotionally unstable, and verbally I abusive. I lived with my father and he was kind, caring and high functioning for the most part. However, I remember being left alone at home or in the car...
    maybesparrow9 maybesparrow9 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2011

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    We're Warriors.

    Have you ever climbed over a mountain? It doesn't even have to be a mountain. More like a hill. It could be dealing with your first heartbreak, or leaving out of your parents house for the first time. The point I'm trying to make, that we eventually get over things. We fight...
    TheMarine005 TheMarine005 18-21, M Jun 25, 2012

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    But he died a sober amazing man.

    My father was an alcoholic since I was born and was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when I was about 12. He drank so much he never remembered anything and went on constant rages; accusing my mother of cheating and calling her names, calling me and my siblings names, spending...
    erinlubs erinlubs 18-21, F May 28, 2014

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    Hi..I'm new here and hoping to connect with people who can relate to my situation. I'm in a tough spot and not sure where to go from here. I've been married for close to 10 years...
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    What I have to say is not ideal and likely stuns but it is truth. I am a father as all in this group. My sole child is a soon 21 year old daughter. She is a multilingual dual...
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    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 31

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    When your father is an angry alcoholic man child TELL ME WHO WOULD??!!?
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I would never call him my "father or dad" while hes around becouse i know he would be pissed. Hes a alcoholic freak and gets abusive. And he doesn't give a **** weather im dead or...
    cece14779 cece14779 13-15, F a week ago

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    I wish i could not remember my father. i wish i could not remember being bullied at a young age. i wish i could not remember my step dad being an alcoholic.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 9

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    Latinheat123 Latinheat123 26-30 3 Responses Apr 16

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    FutureMaxiSurgeon FutureMaxiSurgeon 18-21, F Apr 2

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    FAITH. Love. Hope. Peace. The only way that I survive the last several years. It's difficult for me to admit that I am emotionally abused. I often wonder if it is all in my head...
    Seasongal Seasongal 13-15 3 days ago

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    Proof After All These Years- While rooting around for something while still living with my parents in high school I stumbled upon a collection of unsent letters. They were written...
    FutureMaxiSurgeon FutureMaxiSurgeon 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    You see those commercials about what abortion really feels like, and think oh ha no biggy, that'll never happen to me, that can't possibly be how it feels. It looks completely...
    QxeenBreezy QxeenBreezy 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    My husband and I pay half the rent, the utilities, and buy all our own groceries, but he tells everyone that he supports us. Not only does he not buy us food, but he eats all ours...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 Apr 6

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    Might be a long read...idk i have no1 to talk to and just feel like writing about my day. I live with my mom, brother and my moms alcoholic partner, hes been violent in the past...
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