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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 parents got divorced when I was 3. My dad stayed local for a while, took me out to places every now and then, but we never really connected as father and son. Then he moved back...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 25 mins ago

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    1 Year ago today, I questioned if I was pregnant. My clothes were not fitting right, I felt sick practically all the time, I threw up when I ate breakfast in the morning, my...
    Kat11614 Kat11614 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've always missed a dad in my life, maybe that's why I'm into old men sometimes (not THAT old, but adult, at least like 28-38). My biological father came from Lebanon and I don't...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My father is currently slipping away due to liver failure and everything else that follows. My dad was a loving father, with an addiction. He was not abusive, he just withdrew from...
    mrgn41 mrgn41 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I had a dream last night that I lived in a post-apocalyptic world much like that of Mad Max only more interesting xD After years of traveling from location to location trying to...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    My grandparents took custody of me when I was very young. Then at 12, I wanted to live with my mom (mom and dad have not been together since I was a year old), she was very...
    ladycentaur ladycentaur 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Their are many people who choose to ignore,denie & reject what they cannot explain just like a child that donsnt do their chores they don't realize the impact of this decision that...
    etheranara etheranara 31-35, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I think the only reason I'm on here right now is because I've never talked about this out loud to anyone, and being in this type of family dynamic is isolating. I only have to...
    Summer26061997 Summer26061997 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My name is Sebastian, I am a 16y kid from Europe and I live together with 2 alcoholic parents. It affects me very much and they don't give me the support I need. Now I'm in high...
    Sebastian10 Sebastian10 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I thought he was the man I was going to spend my life with at 21 and 5 years into our relationship I knew that was no longer a possibility. Me and T. Had an amazing relationship...
    2015dao 2015dao 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today in therapy, my therapist called attention to the way I'm still mad at my mother (non-alcoholic parent) for so many things that happened in my childhood, whereas the things my...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I was raised by a alcoholic mother
    sandralusk sandralusk 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know if I'm an alcoholic or not ... but I love to drink my wine in the evening and I can't have a night without the drink. I do want to drink the wine, not sure if I am...
    itsmemm itsmemm 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was always gradual, her progression to becoming more and more intoxicated as the night dragged on, that is. My mother would come home from a long day at work, and in that...
    light108 light108 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It took me years to realize that this was something that affected my emotional health. Now at 19 years old, visiting home and listening to my mother complain about the same events...
    ThrivingOdds ThrivingOdds 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I remember the pain I felt from not having a man in my life that I could call my father. I was jealous of the other boys who had fathers that took them to little league or camping...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to cope with not having a father in my life. I have 3 older siblings, the oldest being 25. My father left when I was almost 2 years old. And...
    alittleloveandsunshine alittleloveandsunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I never met my real father and sometimes I wonder if he just didn't want me he never talked to me I never saw his face,and he never saw mine I wonder if he was nice or just a jerk...
    Devonrucker1234 Devonrucker1234 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am in the process of putting a book together about myself and my history of alcoholism and drug addiction, many parts of this book may bring you to tears, put a smile on your...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I'll start from the beginning. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum met my first step dad. Early on we discovered he was an alcoholic. From then on a lot of days off were spent searching...
    Travellingmagnet Travellingmagnet 26-30, F Aug 22

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    i was an accident. my 'mother' decided to keep me for some reason, but when my 'my father' heard he left my 'mother' with no intention of being in my life. to this day i still don...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I Never really looked at my 'mom' as a mom. i lived with a lot of different people growing up and we moved constantly. i felt like an orphan. i remember my 'mom' hitting me when i...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F Aug 21

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    i dont know my birth father, it's not because he was a dead beat, its not because he walked out, it's because my incubator (birth mom) slepped with everyone. you see she was a...
    goodstarmiller goodstarmiller 22-25, F Aug 21

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    i started drinking again a few weeks ago to basically get it over with. i was tired of not being the one who could drink. Then it made everyone uncomfortable to the point i just...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    haven't wanted to admit I am an alcoholic. "I don't drink everyday. I may go a week or two without drinking alcohol at all." I would tell myself. I don't want to be an alcoholic...
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I have an abusive father and I feel like committing suicide. Excuse this wall of text, if anyone has advice on what I should do, please go right ahead. 2012: My...
    SadBeep SadBeep 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I've been thinking about whether or not I have a drinking problem for some time now. I don't fit the after school special version of an alcoholic. My closest friends and family...
    tbsphotogirl tbsphotogirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Hi, I'm Mark and I'm an alcoholic, at the very beggining on my road to sobriety, those were the words that were the hardest to say, it was hard for me to admit I had a drinking...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't know who my birth father is.... I was told he was this one guy since as long as I can remember. Age 3 or 4... So this summer I hired a PI to find this man. We found him and...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have a father who has an extremely short temper. I have been hit so bad when I was younger that I would get bruises everywhere except for my face coz he knew people would see...
    Basma1 Basma1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    So last night around 2:30 a.m. on 8/16/2015, my sister's 1 1/2 year old Maltese-Yorkie mix passed away from Parvo. It all started about a week ago. My sister who is in the Army...
    harleybooo harleybooo 36-40, M Aug 16