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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 father was an alcoholic

    who would get blind drunk everyday after he came home from work. He was really nice with me, be it sober or drunk, but with my mother and older siblings it was a completely different story. He was verbally and physically abusive with them when he was drunk, shouting and beating...
    TheAmazingKamikazeSyndrome TheAmazingKamikazeSyndrome 41-45, M Oct 20, 2015

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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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    I finally got the opportunity to fulfill a long time dream of mine, which was to get a home where both my girls would have their own rooms. I moved a month before my daughter...
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    My " Imaginary " friend was named Daisy, and i could actually see her and i loved her a lot, we used to play barbies and take walks and everything, but one day my stepmom got mad...
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    my mother and I lived under the same roof and didn't speak for two years because she was always passed out drunk during the day...my step dad was a narssasistic manic drunk who...
    ashespain ashespain 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Two days ago was our one year anniversary and four days ago, the day after my birthday, I finally left. After being beaten, lied to about everything, cheated on, and manipulated...
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    OKAY I'M A MOM AND AM LOOKING FOR A MAN NAMED JOE WHO WENT TO ARKANSAS TOWN OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK AND HE MEET A YOUNG GIRL AND GOT ME PREGNANT AT LEAST I THINK ITS HIM SINCE I...
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    I was a solo mother child. Real father was an evil, game playing violent person. I just wrote a brief story. As a child I was so afraid of him. Many times I would run under my bed...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Real father never wanted me, abused my mother and went on in his life without me. I was brought up by mum with him and his wicked ways, selfishness, stalking and manipulation and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 2 days ago

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    I'm about to be 22 and I have no idea who my father is. I've always known my "dad" wasn't my biological father, but I was always led to believe that another man was my father. My...
    JamirKushland JamirKushland 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I guess I'm an alcoholic. . I used to be mean about everything to my gf, I don't anymore and even leave her son alone I drink more now than I did the then, at least 6 beers a day...
    paguero paguero 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Wanted: A Father Figure And A Mentor. Are there any adult males on EP who are willing to mentor and assume the role of father figure to a 16 year old boy who lives in Europe, does...
    Humanist321 Humanist321 70+, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    No i won't be, i refuse to be a verbally abusive lazy alcoholic. Who didn't want kids but had them anyways.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been devorced for 3 years now. I have my 2 teenagers on a week to week bases as a father. I enjoy ever minute with them on my time. No partner in my life all this time so...
    chuck152 chuck152 51-55, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father was barely there for me. I did not know him for 9 years of my live, then I had to move in with him. He and my Mom do not get along, and I always feel that if I wasn't...
    Woofmow Woofmow 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tonight is one of those nights where I stay up and relive those heartbreaking moments. My son will not have his father by him in years to come. My husband will live with regret...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Part I: Being raised into a family of dysfunction and high tension, verbal and physical abuse, self-destructive and addictive behavior, you begin to familiarize yourself with...
    sierrlcoll sierrlcoll 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Put down an entire bottle of Jim Beam Apple Whiskey last night with my hubby. Had amazing sex later as always. I love getting drunk everyday. Life is short might as well enjoy.
    chief1025 chief1025 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My stepfather is abusive. I can still contact my biological dad but he's abusive too. However, my stepdad is more abusive and makes me feel worse than my biological dad ever has...
    igetweirddreams igetweirddreams 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I have been in a relationship with an alcoholic off and on for almost 4 years. Off and on meaning we have broken up twice, once for 6 months and the other a month and a half...
    mkcherryholmes mkcherryholmes 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    It all started quite early, I don't remember when. He wanted to "teach" me how to do stuff, like chopping wood, splitting it into manageable chunks and the like. I thought he was...
    FluttersJay FluttersJay 18-21, T Feb 1

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    So I haven't been on here for a while now, I actually starting thinking my dad had changed. I had been accepted into school away from home, and thought I could leave and not worry...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am a 27 year old third son out of four with NPD parents from New Jersey where I lived in my parents' house until I graduated from high school. I distinctly remember being 13 (and...
    dylster15 dylster15 26-30, M Jan 31

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