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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i wish i had.. is there anyone would be my father? No perves,creepy, bastard,dambass Serious only!! If you are father's age,50's and not interested in younger woman. PM me. i...
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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am part of a family that originally had a mother and daughter that shared the same last name and a father and daughter that shared a same last name. I do not remember what year i...
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    My environment created me. I wasn't always an alcoholic but when you grow up with an inconsiderate drunk for a father and a neurotic mother who always makes excuses for him, how...
    Alan132 Alan132 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. My father in law used to live with us when he was alive. He was a good man. My husband was not allowed to drink because of his issues with...
    hopelesswoman hopelesswoman 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sorry for the long story. I need to talk about it Well my mom doesn't drink in the morning, and she doesn't drink before she drives (thank god) she will have coffee throughout the...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Just got off the phone with my dad. He's as drunk as a skunk right now. I'm here in university 5hours from home. He doesn't live with mom anymore. I hate when he calls me drunk...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    On Thursday December 25th, 2014 on Christmas Evening....When my mothers van wouldn't start...and my sister was at her boyfriends house.. My father, who was an alcoholic in recovery...
    Volumes Volumes 22-25, M Jan 2

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    It was just my mom and me growing up. She had me when she was 19. We didn't have any family they moved to different states. My mom was pretty popular though and had a lot of great...
    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi my name is Alp, I am 18 years old. I am afraid my father is going to drink himself to death. He is really violent physically and verbally to everyone. My grandfather past away...
    Alp1995 Alp1995 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A long time ago I had a good friend,Wim, he lived a few hundred meter away from my home and he was "special" Wim's propriety looked like a scrapheap full with old metal and used...
    kingkyrie kingkyrie 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not entirely sure he could actually be called my boyfriend, we were only 9 years old after all... His name was James and he was my neighbor from down the lane. We used to talk...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    It was difficult for me to join this group. Sure it seems easy, just hit "join group" and you're in, right? The problem is, by joining this group not only am I acknowledging I have...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    my mother passed away at the age of 51 on April 1st, 2007. She was an alcoholic for 10 years. She died in her sleep ( cardiac arrest) I am writing this with tears in my eyes. I...
    berrybeeyou berrybeeyou 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    dirtydan3 dirtydan3 26-30 35 mins ago

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    How do you get over the fear of getting close and having a relationship with a man? I am going to therapy..but theres is always that fear of finding out I'm wrong about them. I...
    cas1965 cas1965 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    Why I Hate Him Part 3-Once I returned to our home and was assured my mother was in fact deceased I decided right then and there my father was to blame. He had caused her to be...
    DayDayEdwards DayDayEdwards 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Deprived Me of My Mother-When I was 9 my mother who was a Black American unilaterally relocated my younger sister and self to her homeland the United States. A short time later our...
    DayDayEdwards DayDayEdwards 22-25, M Jan 13

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    I'm in love with an alcoholic. I always have and always will love him.. despite the nasty things he said when drunk.. he done believe rumors.. I know he loves me I never question...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Why I Hate Him Part 2- "I have not done anything wrong,woman. If you want our children then return to Europe and divorce me properly! You didn't marry me in the United States so...
    DayDayEdwards DayDayEdwards 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Hi, I'm new to this, and here to tell my story and ask for help. I was molested and raped by my step father since the age of 5 to 11, when my mom and step father broke up. Growing...
    VeganBarbie VeganBarbie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Why I Hate Him Part 1-When I was 9 my mother took me and my little sister to the United States for the first time. For years my mother had expressed desire to return to her...
    DayDayEdwards DayDayEdwards 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    It's not to the point of making me lose my job or anything like that, but I feel like I gotta have at least two shots of whisky a day. I seldom get slammed drunk. I don't really...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I honestly think that my dad gets worse and worse as the days go by. He will never change and I don't get why I'm trying so hard to help him when all he does is disrespect me. Im...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I dont know who my father is, and also his name. I was just 3 years old back then. My biological mother is julieta motea but sad to say my mother died since i was 3. Nobody knows...
    jeanchie23 jeanchie23 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I have a father who did most of the things anyone here could mention. He left when I was three. Has been gone for more than twenty years. (Even as we speak, he is with another...
    Mutiso Mutiso 26-30, M Jan 10

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    I had an abortion on January 21st, 2015. I chose the surgical procedure with general anesthesia because I didn't want to see, hear or witness what I was about to do because I'm...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why do I have to pay homage to low class for when my father in law died I could care less he use to lie and treat people like crap I just remembered this this morning about him he...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    There the same thing right? I don't believe so. I'm a proud biological father of four boys !! But even more proud of being a Dad of six boys. Who are growing up to be great young...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Christmas is over. And he hasn't been home for the past 7 days. Last Friday he came home drunk, again. He tried to deny it and I told him I was tired of him making me second...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    16 Months Sober My life today is so so so different than day one of sobriety. At times it feels like I am living someone else’s life because there is just no way that this could...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I didn't start drinking until I was 23 but I went out to a bar with my husband and some friends one night got drunk for the first time. It started out just drinking one or two...
    CrystalDMB CrystalDMB 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Further to one of my previous experiences: I'm now a father, to a *human* for a change. My daughter was born healthy and safe last fall, a little early, but not premature. It...