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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 dad was drunk and he was going to drive and I think I was going to let him. I hate myself so much but I'm sixteen and I'm afraid of drunk people. My sister and brother helped me...
    baabara baabara 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Since i'm 8, he makes my life complicated. He moves from bad to happy mood all the times, and when he's in a bad mood, i'm the one who gets all. Insults, inappropriate things, i...
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    This is a issue I have kept locked up for years now but not I have come to a pivotal point in my teenage life where my actions disgust me and I can't shrug my guilt of anymore. I...
    jackinjoe jackinjoe 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I had an awful dream just now. The USA was at war apparently and we were relocated somewhere in the south. The population declined by 80%. The war was against Great Britain, Saudi...
    Altairswifi Altairswifi 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    My father died of alcoholism when I was 21, now just over 20 years ago. I was blessed in the fact that he quit on his own when I was a baby. He was sober most of my life and I...
    winnhasmyheart winnhasmyheart 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I don't even know where to begin with. My dad has been an alcoholic since him and my mother's whole entire marriage which I'd say, 27 years?I couldn't just imagine the pain my...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My sister is 18 years old. I ask myself where did I go wrong. We were raised with my father, who was an alcoholic. She was the baby and never did I think she would be struggling...
    Miszdehlyla Miszdehlyla 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I saw a topic from 2011. I bet that women is not around. I'd like to hear from her now. LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARED about their experience with a spouse with an alcohol problem. Some...
    pigloverbrown pigloverbrown 56-60, F Feb 7

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    I HATE when ppl call me a murderer for having an abortion. I am Pro Choice on this subject. You don't know wut a woman is going through when there is an accidental pregnancy! I've...
    Lexceee Lexceee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I achieved a double whammy of abusive fathers. my mother originally married an physically abusive marine. he was my ***** donor. mom must have shopped at Walmart for her next...
    ramvan ramvan 36-40, M Feb 12

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    This is the first place I have found where people's experiences sound even vaguely familiar.my dad just died a few days ago at 57. I ghink he had been an alcoholic since a very...
    hols84 hols84 26-30, F Feb 21

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    hello everyone. my name is kat and I am an alcoholic. it's hard to comprehend how much damage alcohol can cause to someone, to themselves, to people around them.. I woke up 5 days...
    missundertood2015 missundertood2015 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I had a dream last night...It was a vivid dream, and it was of my father who passed away in 2008... here is my background... We had a very challenging relationship, my father was a...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F Feb 16

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    "Who's going to walk me down the isle? I can't have a father who abandoned me assume a position that he no longer deserves". Thoughts like this pop into my head on the daily. I was...
    adriit adriit 18-21, F Feb 9

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    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Best friend I've known since freshman in high school is an alcoholic. He's been in AA, got DUI, spent time in jail, and countless times in hospital for alcohol poisoning, injuries...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    im 18 years old and my dad is an alcoholic. My mother has told me his drinking got a lot worse ever since i was born. My parents marriage is a joke to me since they both act like...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I been married to my husband for nine years hes been an alcoholic for five to six of those years and still is he cn be such a great person till night falls then the alcohol starts...
    tracye456 tracye456 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and unfortunately a wife of an alcoholic. I have about an ounce of hope left and I feel so lost. We have been married for 5 years and I no...
    TomasAva TomasAva 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I am not an alcoholic but I married a man who became one, we are no longer together but I am reading your stories to better understand what he is experiencing in hopes i will be...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I 'am ,indeed an alcoholic.Started out as no big deal ,next thing i know things have gotten ,"out of control".I function ,don't drink in the morning or early afternoon,but i drink...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 43 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was a single father, it's harder than being a single mom. I went to childcare facilities and paid more than single mothers who were paid more for work before child support than...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M Feb 17

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    My "real" father has never been a dad to me, so he is not in my life at all. Then my step father came into our lifes after living alone with my mother for 16 years. He has been...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My (MM) lover and I had an abortion on Feb.06.2015. I am not sure if I regret it or not. I had wanted to give my lover a son he said he wanted it to until it became a reality and...
    AlwayzNikki AlwayzNikki 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    My father told two of his friends to grab my little brother they started walking over when I said that I will take the beating. My father said fine and the two friends grabbed me...
    protector3 protector3 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am now 26 year old. I suffer daily from PASS/PTSD. When I was 17 years old I was in a very committed relationship with a man that was 22, and I loved him dearly! I was a senior...
    dailey629 dailey629 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    The Bane of My Existence-Instead of happy memories of "Daddy Daughter" outings and feelings of adoration I have memories of daily confrontations and feelings of general unease. He...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I wish I had alcohol right now I don't want to even see I want it to be a black hole
    elizachloe06 elizachloe06 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I met this guy on CL last summer and we took things pretty slow. He was transitioning to a new job and I had been trying to recover from being cheated on. We finally decided to...
    Niccitude Niccitude 36-40, F Feb 19

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    Why do I do this to myself? It's been about 54 hours since I've had my last drink. The withdrawal symptoms are beginning to fade and, of course, I'm feeling lonely and miserable...
    Mokiba Mokiba 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    my father has depression but he doesn't want to accept it my mom says that. he spend all his time on surfing the net he is absolutely addicted to it . i think he even hasnt been...
    h4ppyf4ce h4ppyf4ce 18-21, F Feb 9

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    I was 13 years old and my brother was 8. I had no school for two weeks and I planned on spending that time with my baby brother. Me and Luke were in the living room watching some...
    protector3 protector3 18-21, M Feb 21

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    I have had it! I have had enough! Come on, call me! ******* give me a ring and let me rip into you you ******* coward! No money, no nothing, she's got your balls in her pocket! Too...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    As previously posted, I had an abortion in January, and am struggling to cope with my emotions. My cousin is pregnant at the moment and we've always had a very close bond. I now...