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I Had An Alcoholic Father

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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    I am living at my mothers and I used to see my father every second weekend. I found out my father produces and deals with drugs 3 years ago. I told my mum and told her not to tell...
    itisjustmeok itisjustmeok 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Dad is not doing so well. He is not a violent or bothersome drunk thankfully, but he is almost out of touch with reality. It is like living with someone who has dementia.
    kathleenea kathleenea 18-21 Aug 17

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    I remember this one time when I was like 7, my dad came home super drunk and he started breaking our stairs and punching holes through the wall. And I was with my mom watching him...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So my cousin just told me the other day that my parents were selling drugs at one point...
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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I've had numerous friends(both male and female) vent to me about how their father is "too strict" or "overprotective". Or that they just "hate" their father. No matter what I tell...
    tylerw17 tylerw17 16-17, M Aug 5

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    I don't know much about him. People who were close to him said he loved me but he died before I ever had the chance to have a memory. I don't know what type of person he was what...
    kdc119 kdc119 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I still have a hatred for my ex father in law even if he's dead! He sexually abused my daughter when she was a toddler. My ex stuck by his father probably bc he was sexually...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have struggled with my husband's disease for at least 25 years of the 36 we've been married. I never realized that I married into this disease, as I was always the kind of...
    Stndingrl Stndingrl 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    My Boyfriend/Father of my daughter is an alcoholic. I left him a little over 3 weeks ago for a week. I came back because he said he was sober and was going to AA. The day I came...
    Blossom717 Blossom717 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My husband is a functioning alcoholic. He drinks every single day. When he isn't working he starts drinking as soon as he wakes up, usually around 7am and doesn't stop until the...
    gardenlilly1976 gardenlilly1976 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    My mum is an alcoholic, she started drinking when stressed out 5 years ago when I was ten , for 5 years she has been violent and arrested on various occasions she would yell abuse...
    jorblox123 jorblox123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    My dad was never there for me. He lets me live with him, he feeds me and gets me what I want or need. But that's not really what I want. All I want is a father that has time for me...
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M Jul 30

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    I have been in a relationship for 9 years with a man I truly love and couldn't see my life without. However, I feel he truly is an alcoholic, although I never saw it before, maybe...
    karma553 karma553 26-30, F Aug 5

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    I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder because of him.......my mom divorced him when I was 7. I was devestated...that was my dad. My hopes went up after a while- he...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been married for 15 years. The crossdressing came out about 8 years ago. I was really supportive and loving about it. Felt sorry for Husband that he had had to hide it all...
    LadyLana39 LadyLana39 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    My Dad I recently found out something about my dad that I am a little unsure how to handle and am of two minds. 1. He was a selfish a$$hole who was only thinking of himself 2. He...
    alexedad alexedad 46-50 1 Response Aug 1

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    A few friends and I went out for a meal 3 years ago. One of the guys Steve is a very hard drinker - he drinks practically every day to the point of being drunk. His whole life...
    andyp3136 andyp3136 51-55 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 20 years old and my mother has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She has a spilt personality when she's been drinking, she's very angry, aggressive and selfish...
    Bethy94 Bethy94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Not in a bad way, though. My father drank rather heavily, but he was never abusive. In fact, he was always excessively cheerful when inebriated (sometimes to the point of being...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M Aug 3

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    I don't believe people can change. Not my dad at least. I go through this circle of him being sober then drunk then sober then drunk again. He can't hold a job and every time he...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Aug 10

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    Well...I stayed and I am still in the same boat! Sitting here, he is passed out drunk AGAIN! AS USUAL! WTF is wrong with me? I let him fool me once again. I think I am scared. I...
    ShonieGETYOLIFE1 ShonieGETYOLIFE1 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Wish I knew one.. My dad never knew his and they always physically and verbally fought. My dad treated me like **** the same way, we fought, and he's no longer in my life. My...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I really believed when I came here that this group (and some related others) are for people who have an ACoA loved one so they could share their story and be understood and given...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    First of all, "I am an alcoholic and addict" Secondly, I'm a sixteen year old girl, I've been addicted to cutting for 5/6 years, addicted to sex for 2 years, addicted to weed for...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T a week ago

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I often think that in my dysfunctional marriage therefore, in the family I created, besides the mutual love, respect and partnership, the major thing that's missing is the father...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F Aug 14

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm 38 years old.. My mother is an alcoholic in every sense of the word. She stopped drinking for a very brief period of time (32 days) but when she's drunk, she's mean. I live...
    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    i think im an alcoholic - i drink as early as 8 in the morning, not all the time. Usually i will start after lunch. I drink between 8-12+ units a day. Every day i wake u and say...
    blondeandblue blondeandblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My dad was an alcoholic who was also using meth during the early years of my childhood. No one explained his situation to me until I was in my teens. It kinda sucked. Alcohol can...
    whatsmyageagain23 whatsmyageagain23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    The worst thing about admitting you're an alcoholic is that people will expect you to want to stop drinking.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm an alcoholic. I just...felt the need to say that and don't know how to feel now that I've said that. Oh boy.
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I Know that I am an alcoholic. I know that. I want to give up but I can't. I'm very tired of keeping this secret. But I'm afraid of stopping. I'm 22 and don't want to miss out. But...
    nautistar10 nautistar10 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I've been married for 17 years to my alcoholic husband. His drinking is completely destroying our family. Tomorrow he goes to court for driving on a suspended license initially...
    winterqueen76 winterqueen76 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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