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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I forget the pain I get whenever I think about having a father. I wish I had one. One to care for me.. hold me when I cry, scold my boyfriend's tattoos, to dance with at...
    ShiningSkies ShiningSkies 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    one would think that after 20 years of dealing with an alcoholic dad; I'd get used to it. THIS is far from the truth. today I took my dad to go buy him a washer and dryer set. a 30...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 6 days ago

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    I just cant.. every sound makes me stop, makes me wonder was that him shooting himself, or something else and hes okay?... and not just my father, I am sure my mom would be capable...
    GRda GRda 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I was in my father 70 year old birthday. It was many adults people in the same age as him. They drank a lot alcohol and I started to get some flashbacks to my childhood. I have now...
    holytrainer holytrainer 46-50, M May 24

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    I never got to know my father as a child since my parents separated by the time I was a year old. My father then moved from ATL to Pittsburgh where he met his second wife and her...
    mlemieux19 mlemieux19 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Like an actual real father.. My sister is nice and everything but not having real parents is difficult
    tarathecupcake tarathecupcake 13-15, F May 18

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    age 3: the road lines weave in and out; I can't help but to imagine they are playing a game with me. age 5: I love playing tag with other cars! as long as we aren't going too fast...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know some people never had father and maybe worse, just hear me out. i don't really hate him i just don't like him, he is always angry always yelling at me since i was a kid, i...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is a long and stressful story. I grew up with the men in my family as alcoholics', my father passed away from heart failure(alcohol related). At the same time three years ago...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My father is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober for 4 years, however it still affects me today. I always push people away, never trusting them because I feel as if everyone...
    babycakemks babycakemks 18-21, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a mom of 2 kids, married for 22 yrs, have everything I could ever want. But my mom, my best friend for life, passed away 2 weeks ago due to alcoholism. She was only 69...
    anothersadlady anothersadlady 41-45, F 1 Response May 19

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    I find that my situation is different than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 56-60, F May 9

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    I don't know if there is any Irish people here on experience project. I am hoping there is at least one or two that may know what to do after I explain what is going on in my life...
    naainaii naainaii 18-21, F May 23

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal experience.I was going to put I cut ties from my family.But that was not a option.I had to cut ties with both my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    Just needing to vent. My partner and I recently visited my father in Florida. He has Stage 4 lung cancer, lives with his wife, and is slowly dying. Dad was never around much when...
    marlowe19 marlowe19 41-45, F 1 Response May 7

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    My parents were both alcoholics and drug addicts. My "father" was in jail when I was born. When they were home they really weren't because they were unconscious from heroin so I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 17

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    After a brutal 8 hour shift watching people get drunk and disorderly at a wedding, I come home to my drunk father. He was wandering in our neighbourhood until finally someone...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses May 24

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    My drinking problem began when I was 16 years old, shortly after I placed my son up for adoption. .. I don't now if it was the guilt, or just apart of puberty, but I just became...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 7 Responses May 9

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    20 months sober!My life is so insanely different that sometimes I have to stop and rest just to take it all in. 2015 so far has been about as spectacular as it could have been.I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I was in a relationship for a little over two years with an alcoholic. His drinking was always present throughout the entirety of the relationship. I had some concern about it...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses May 9

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    Recovering alcoholic but still and as he says 'always will be and alcoholic, recovering, yes but still and always will be recovering' 10 years sober. All on his own too...if he...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 7

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    So I am a high functioning alcoholic, I still go to university, and work, volunteer, have a great social life but I find myself sitting there wanting a drink, I find myself needing...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I'm 18 and was diagnosed about 2 months ago in rehab as a stage 4 alcoholic. The 2 times I actually tried to stay sober, I could never make it longer than 2 and a half months. I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I've been fighting the alcoholic tag for decades, but it's the truth. Just quit a few weeks ago, scratch my beer taste itch with ODouls, and go to AA. Had a lot of fun with...
    xenmuse xenmuse 31-35, M May 8

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    The thing that most ****** me off about being an alcoholic the most right now is although ive managed to develop cirroshis (spelling) and pancreatitis (spelling again) ive been...
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M 1 Response May 18

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    Now that Singapore is Fatherless, I wish to appoint myself as the new father of Singapore from this day, to guide the future. In fact, no father of any nation was self-appointed...
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M May 16

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    Do you think being a child of alcoholic may be the cause of being frustrated at people who fail to live up to their own plans?
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 2 Responses May 5

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    Scarily, I've been told I'm a functioning alcoholic .. Sounds like an oxymoron to me but helps out the ole self esteem a bit. The weird part...is that it doesn't bother me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    What is the measure of a good father? Is it the toys he can buy? The rubber shoes from a thrift store? Tell lies about their mother? The few minutes he jokes with them, then leaves...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 51-55, M 1 Response May 17

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    I think my dad might be an alcoholic... I don't know what to do to help him
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F May 18

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    It was a Friday night when we all as a family were exited that it was my sweet sixteenth birthday. It was a windy day in May and through the night. When i woke up this morning it...
    random07 random07 16-17, F May 23

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