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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Its hard to admit that my father is an alcoholic, i don't know why it's so hard for me to admit that when he has no problem admitting that he is an alcoholic. I just wish i could...
    Confusedgirl16 Confusedgirl16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    My father is the epitome of Frank Gallagher from Shameless. He is that crazy drunk uncle everyone has, only he's my father..
    whoabettywhoa whoabettywhoa 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel like I'm in a constant battle with my alcoholic father. I'm 27, living on my own and far away from him. But I struggle with how to maintain communication with him that he so...
    nakiyame nakiyame 26-30, F Mar 4

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    I'll start when my mom was pregnant with my sisters but you see my sisters had a different father but their father has always been cheating on my mother but she made herself endure...
    Akwarderrorplusmess Akwarderrorplusmess 18-21, F Mar 23

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    One of the main reasons when I got married,my only marriage was to start a family,have a few kids and settle down. Things didn't work out how I dreamed it would be. My ex cheated...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 9

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    My real father is an alcoholic, he drinks every day. It's hard growing up with a dad who is always drunk, who is always spending the grocery money on beer. I'm just glad he is a...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 9 hrs ago

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    I honestly truly hate alcoholics. I grew up with an alcoholic dad. And all of my brothers and sisters grew up to be alcoholics. I am the black sheep who doesn't drink...
    sandogpmt sandogpmt 36-40 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm new here. I just thought I could share my little experience, and thought this might help to clear my mind, I'm 14 btw. I feel alone most of the time, my mom is an alcoholic and...
    betsyfloyd betsyfloyd 13-15, F Mar 13

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    My son, who came close to estranging me after his mother and I divorced largely due to my alcoholism, had been emotionally scarred so deeply by my actions that he had decided he...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Hi, well I wish I would've read these sooner. A little about me, I'm a 20yr old junior at OKstate University, I have a great family, great friends. Nothing different then the...
    lkd94 lkd94 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Last time I visited my mum while she was drunk was around new years. She told me she didn't want to see my drama queen *** anymore and that she can't take the stress I put her...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Our Strange Strained Relationship- My father was married to my mother before I was born,but when my mother returned to the United States with me shortly after birth(they'd met...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Wish I Had Had A True Father Instead Of Walking Wallet-I couldn't depend on my own. Though he was always married to my mother he did not officially have a part in my life during my...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    After divorcing my 1st husband of 23 years for his cheating ways I was amazed to find my childhood sweetheart starting over after a divorce as well. He was also in recovery for...
    Vrae1968 Vrae1968 46-50, F Mar 11

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    I dont know if anyone has had this experience this with there Father in law.But mine is the worse.Last year we had to move from our apartment.And we had to crash at my Spouse...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 day ago

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    My life has always been full of drama and chaos. From the time I was born, I've always been a problem for my parents. My mom was young, almost too young to raise a kid. My dad was...
    ktbugg ktbugg 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Isn't this a story I'm a 55 year old mani started drinking at the age of 11 by 13 I was drinking regularly too often by 15 I could down a bottle of jack in three drinks I have been...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I feel that most people would thing it strange at my age to say that a family member is your very best friend when you think of all the kids that passes through your own lifetime...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 14

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    I am 16 years old and in my 16 years of life I have gone through what a 40 year old could have dealt with. It all started when I was 3. My dad and mom split up and I did not...
    nicoletteaurora nicoletteaurora 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My experience isn't as heartbreaking as some. My father is dead, however he died before I was born so I never had to deal or mourn the loss of him. Especially since I had the...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T Mar 18

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    My Mum was an alcoholic and my Dad was 35 years older than her so he was a pensioner. From the time I was able to look after my Mum I had to collect her drink and dispose of the...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I sat outside tonight by myself. I used to be close with the night. The night is when I would meet my lover. It reminded me of kissing. It reminded me of the wind in my face and...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was abused by my father countless of times already. Just lateky, he abused me again. Just because I forgot to get uniform outside, I left it there overnight. I did not even know...
    IAmStrongerNow IAmStrongerNow 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I am a father. Someone who loves his children and would do anything to protect them. I've had to protect them from someone who I never thought would ever put them in harms way. I...
    Afather718 Afather718 26-30, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for five years. he was a cousin of a friend that I had. when we first met he was drinking and I was sober, I was not really into the bar scene but...
    bubbatysbiimaa bubbatysbiimaa 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I previously posted a story but delated it thinking I wasn't ready to put my experience out there. But reading every one else's stories gave me the courage and to know I'm not...
    reetalynn reetalynn 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    My dad is in my life I talk to him every once in a while but as I get older I feel like something's are missing. I never had a daughter to Father Time with my dad without it being...
    mia16 mia16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Help... I am 16 years old, and never been more stressed in my life. I am recovered from my Eating Disorder for under a year now but had a relapse yesterday, and it's because I...
    marchdahl marchdahl 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I know that life is not easy for anybody. But sometimes I wonder how am I so ok, when I know people have experienced similar traumas and have broken and can no longer function in...
    salcla salcla 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking more and more that binge drinking, well much drinking is self abuse and self harm. this may be no great revelation but it is just resonating so much with me. maybe a...
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    I had the desire to drink for about 4 hours now. I kept thinking about all the negative consequences. But something kept telling me to give in. Then I thought about the night I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22