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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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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 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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 was very fortunate to have an adoptive mother. My birth mother never married my dad. He got married to someone else when I wasn't even born yet. He had two other kids with a...
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    So, my story: my dad drank every day of my life. He wasn't abusive in the physical or emotional sense really, although he did say some hurtful things. Mostly he was just completely...
    RikkiDF RikkiDF 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    Wish I had a father. Love you Chad Kroeger. <3   
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am the daughter of an alcoholic. Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97 16-17, F Nov 25

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    I was fourteen or so, a sensitive, alienated, geeky nerd. No friends. I was talking to my father, begging him to stop drinking. I wasn’t begging for his sake anymore at that...
    ColdMountain ColdMountain 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    The Gift He hands me a package wrapped in silver paper with a hot pink bow on top. The box is square and thin, with a little weight to it. He says nothing as he hands it to me and...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    The night the ashtray broke was when I first understood something was wrong at my house. I noticed things before, like my parents spending hours at the table talking, or the time...
    ColdMountain ColdMountain 61-65, M Nov 25

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    It's Christmas Eve and while I wish I was happily united with my family I am not. My father is an alcoholic and it got so bad that last year around Christmas as well my parents got...
    Dreamer8a Dreamer8a 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My dad is an alcoholic. Nobody in my family talks about it besides my sister and I. My dad is not abusive, which I am so thankful for. He's just an alcoholic who bathes in self...
    celizabethdavis celizabethdavis 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I skyped with my father today. We are beginning to have a relationship. I can't dwell on the past anymore. I always think that his ex wife had a lot to do with the fact that we...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    My husband is out walking in the cold because he drank an entire bottle of vodka this evening and forgot to deposit money to pay rent. I am super frustrated because he is...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 Dec 1

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    My son and I went to a little country pub on Friday. A friend was performing there and we had promised to support the act.I think the first thing I noticed was the lack of smell...
    MelbourneSteve MelbourneSteve 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I've been an alcoholic since I was 14 and I been to inpatients and outpatients. Multiple counselors and so forth. All of these by my choice I was never forced. I was an insane...
    blmf1994 blmf1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I have been with a man for 15 years we met while I was married to another man that had committed suicide. I immediately jumped into a relationship with this man. I fell madly in...
    Molley97 Molley97 36-40 Nov 27

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    In the Fall of 2013 I came around to the same old conclusion that I really should do something about my drinking. I had been binge drinking daily for nearly 5 years and was always...
    sapphiresky86 sapphiresky86 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    My father gets very drunk and makes me do things I do not want to do. I am scared of him, so I do what I am told. He keeps me up all night, he calls people and says stupid things...
    Atraxiella Atraxiella 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I have had alcoholism since I was 11. I am 50 days sober. I have been with Alcoholics Anonymous for about a month now. I do not have a sponsor so I was wondering if I could talk to...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    i was 17. it was only proper for about two months. i would wake up and drink all day everyday. i did it to drown out my feelings. so that i didn't have to feel broken like i did at...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    The title of this thread, 'I Hate My Alcoholic Husband', is really unhelpful, isn't it? There are times I do hate him, but underneath all the hate for his addiction is love and...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F Dec 17

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    My ex is an alcoholic. We dated for a year and half, lived together for a year. Two nights ago he threw me out of our home in a drunken state because I was upset about how much he...
    thisdizzydreamr thisdizzydreamr 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Christmas started for my family last week. With all of our family living in different states or other ends of the state we live in, as usual, our family drives around the nation...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Actually I don’t think I have hated anyone ever. But if I have done, it was my father. He was the most pathetic turd piece of meat I’ve ever known. My grandma told me that...
    tazx tazx 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 14

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    When I was sexually violated- my father got wind of it from my violator- who lied and said we were in a relationship, and that I willingly messed around. My father believed him...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    My parents were alcoholics when I was younger.. When my mom got pregnant with my little sister they both sobered up. They got divorced eventually. Then my dad almost drank himself...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Dec 6

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    I thought I wrote this here before, but I guess I was mistaken. It’s probably buried somewhere on my hard drive. Either way, it's on my mind and I'm going to write about it again...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Dec 8

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She drinks beer every single day after work, on her day off starting as early as 7am, and has admitted to drinking before work when she works a closing...
    LaDispute LaDispute 22-25 2 Responses Dec 14

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    Being surrounded by alcoholics is the worst thing, because they cannot be mentally, or emotionally present. I have to face this reality in my family. I have learned that...
    ajusu ajusu 22-25, M Dec 15

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    My father died at the age of 79. I was 58 years old when he passed away. In all of that time, my father only said something nice to me one time. Luckily it was not long before...
    leedee55 leedee55 51-55, F Dec 15

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    he wasn't the brightest out there, he was just a man who had a different brand of knowledge. he was a generous man, always happy when he seen me and my sister, and he hadn't always...
    kieth1994 kieth1994 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a logical personal and I am gonna sort out the wonders around my relationship with my father with logic and sense. I don’t understand the illogical behavior of my siblings...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I married an alcoholic 16 years ago. We have 3 kids. I just graduated college and I finally have a way to support my kids and I. I also realized that I am not the problem. I have...
    vhupka14 vhupka14 41-45 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother has chronic pancreatitis from drinking wine for years and years with naturally faulty kidneys. Shes been getting progressively sicker the last 3 years. When I was younger...
    sleepingbeauty13 sleepingbeauty13 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    My parents were teenagers (17). When my mother was pregnant with me, my father's parents moved (with him) to another state. My grandma kept his correspondence to my mom and left my...
    aakkiii aakkiii 41-45 Dec 8

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    My father is a good person. Atleast i think so.Unfortunatelly my life went wrong as my mother bullied me from my age of 9. He couldnt stop her, but he didnt left her while she...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35