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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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You know, the rule book in life never says we can't find our own happy endings. I didn't have a daddy growing up, I had a monster. We were taught to believe we were nothing and...
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    At first my step dad choose his girl over me, now I had to move back home. Because my grandmother husband try to kill me, he alcoholic. He always picking on me how I wear, my hair...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't like my father as a father, but I still like him as a friend. So for 2 and a half months, I lived with my dad, since my mum is moving to another country, temporarily. In...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 20 hrs ago

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    ugh I feel so helpless... As the daughter of my alcoholic mother, I feel q sense of both anger and complete sadness. I feel angered because of the pain she has made me endure over...
    Moziseverything Moziseverything 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Similarly to many stories on this thread, my father is in and out of my life. I'm 26, an only child, in a long term relationship with someone great... And I'm still such a mess...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like I could write a book about this. I'm 21 years, old and I feel old. I've lived a long life with an abusive war traumatized alcoholic as a father who ruled his throne...
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This morning I could not find my socks so my dad let me borrow his. I went to his room. I forgot where his socks were so I starting looking for where they may be. I opened up a...
    TheNeonPanther TheNeonPanther 13-15, T 3 days ago

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    I was at eight days and I don't know why but I found myself standing in the wine aisle yesterday. I should have ran like hell, but I bought one of those cartons of chardonnay that...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My father was a forward observer in WII. The observer must be acutely aware of the position and movements of friendly troops as well as those of opposing forces. Because of the...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Last night I had a few drinks in my dream. I know that I was upset about something that happened, but I don't know what it was. I felt like I let my wife down. I'm 80 days sober...
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I need someone to talk to. My dad is an alcoholic and is now in the hospital. My mom says after he goes to rehab and gets out she is done taking care of him. He no longer has the...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My father passed away about 12 years ago, so this is reflective. My first real story on here and I am pretty sure that very few will read it, so not writing to impress or...
    runningsage runningsage 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    So....yesterday I posted a question in an attempt to wish peeps a happy Father's Day. In doing so I was insensitive and eliminated a lot of people who deserved that wish and...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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    Today was fathers day, and for the first time ever i got sad that my father was anything but a father. The amount of suffering and tears he's given me is unmeasurable. I was away...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Jun 22

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    I have one but he loves his sons more than me and I wish my kids had a dad. Nothing hurts more than when 4year old twins ask you, "How come Other kids have dad and we don't?" How...
    scissorovacomb scissorovacomb 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Today is extremely painful"fathers day" I was raised without a father, a few of my moms in between boyfriends, but not close to father figures. My dad finally found me when I just...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I go to the bar often alone and sit there until I'm drunk. I'm a fairly attractive female and people always ask why I'm there alone... Did your boyfriend break up with you? Are...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    I know I don't have a father, but if I did, I would be spending time with him. I really wish that I had one. But since I don't, I would just like to say, Happy Father's Day to all...
    GrandGizzard GrandGizzard 18-21, M Jun 21

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    Today is Father's Day and let me share with you some thoughts about my dad. For me, Papa is my standard of a good man. He may not be perfect and he might have made some mistakes...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    You'd think at 36 I'd be fully over the facy my father despises me...but no. Once again fathers day rolls around, just like Christmas or his birthday and a knot grows in my gut...
    andreanuse andreanuse 36-40 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am almost 50 and i am not sure if my man that has always been my dad really is my dad. My Mom passed away when I was 21 and I was separated from her when i was 13 because she was...
    neverknow66 neverknow66 46-50, F Jun 21

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    For all of you lucky ones that either had the amazing fortune of having a great father or to have had a husband that was a helping, loving, caring father for you children, please...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jun 21

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    My Dad is unemployed and a sore loser. He is an alcoholic who like to spend his time going to bars and getting drunk. I hate when my parents have to argue and fight sometimes. My...
    flamingheadboy512 flamingheadboy512 13-15, M Jun 21

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    Happy Fathers Day to all you EP dad's I spend this day with many influential men in my life, not just my dad. So often these special days are recognized by many for those who have...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I could have had my father at the court room wedding that I had but I didn't because I didn't want my new mother in law to get upset and not like me. well guess what she still...
    Anuska23 Anuska23 22-25, F Jun 21

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    This amazing.... funny... cute as hell.... video is dedicated to all of the fantastic dads out there.... starting with my dad and my husband. It not only had me in stitches but I...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    15 years old. A depressed alcoholic with many scars on her body. I thought i was worthless. At times i still do. I still havent found my purpose in life but im trying. At the...
    monse1523 monse1523 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    thinking about my kids dad on fathers day makes me sad. He never has really been there emotionally for or with them- he is a narcissist and cant feel like normal people. I was...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I want to give respect to all of the good fathers that not only post on here but everywhere. I grew up a "daddy's girl", I had great parents overall but my daddy was so hands-on in...
    syreatadiva syreatadiva 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 19

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    This is a very long post, so I apologize. I would be grateful for your adviceā€¦ I recently found out that my dad is not my biological father. The news was a big surprise to me as...
    aemegece aemegece 26-30, F Jun 18

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