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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Aug 22

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    "Sometimes, I need to be right" Living with my father who is ACoA is a constant doubt about my thoughts, feelings, actions; constant doubt about what is reality. Yesterday, my mom...
    cureav cureav 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Until now, I have felt completely lost when it comes to understanding certain aspects of my significant other. We are in a committed, long-term relationship, and I love and care...
    nic225 nic225 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I am an only child to a strong willed and beautiful mother who has endured many hardships throughout her life. Almost from Day 1, my mom has played both parental roles, and with a...
    olinor olinor 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Actually, I am probably the child of two alcoholics, and a sibling to one. One parent is a drunk for certain, but the other never "crashed" during his lifetime, and he was probably...
    nostromo77 nostromo77 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Both of you STOP DRINKING in front of your damned children! How can you say you want them to upstanding citizens with prestigious careers yet you present immortality to them on a...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 14 years old and I have a 12 year old brother. My mom is never with me and my brother. She's always with friends drinking and having fun. She usually arrives home at about 1...
    idkal idkal 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 Aug 24

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    I rushed into a relationship almost 10 years ago with blinders on and the only thought was I am thirty time to find the one and settle down. I met a man who was the son of my...
    Change75 Change75 36-40, F Sep 9

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    Hi im new here... im not the one who has an alcohol problem but my boyfriend.. I would like to hear some advice from this forum.. because our relationship is really getting shakey...
    septemberlane septemberlane 36-40 1 Response Sep 2

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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 Aug 28

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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 Aug 26

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    My father drinks and insults anyone who comes into my house. He has managed to scare away his friends and his family. Nobody visits anymore. My brother and I are afraid to bring...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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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 1 Response Aug 22

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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 Aug 23

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    9 weeks and 2 days. Had a major breakdown today emotionally. But, I'm still sober and who really gives a ****. No body gives you an award... In fact most people want to run away...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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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 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I have never been terribly close with my father, though it probably doesn't help that even my earliest memories I have are bad ones. When I was very very young, maybe three, my...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 4

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    31 days ago I had my 3rd abortion. Within these 31 days I have barely allowed myself to cope with my feelings because I had so much at stake and couldn't afford to be depressed. My...
    inmysoul0505 inmysoul0505 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Have you ever had a hero? Have you ever had a role model that was also a parental figure? Have you ever had full trust in someone special and then all of a sudden it gets shattered...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F Aug 24

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    My dad is an alcoholic and has been in jail like 7 times for drunk driving. He was never really there as a child cuz he was either out gambling away all our money or in jail. He...
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My girlfriend is an alcoholic. I love her dearly. She's in rehab now and has been for a month. I'm so proud of her, and I pray she comes out all the better for it. We verbally...
    eammat eammat 36-40, M Aug 26

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    my boyfriend Alcoholic and that cost problems in our relationship because anytime he drink he have a argument with me without a reason sometimes when he come back very late he...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "The woman is mine for 5 years. The baby in her arms is mine and also the baby in her womb is mine." My stepfather insisted shortly after my 1st birthday. A 2 year separation...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Let the countdown begin…. ☺ Only NINE days away from my one-year anniversary has me in a rather reflective mood. I can’t help but sit back and think about the puzzle that...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Meaning "life is only for spiritual development and there is no other meaning and I think that's a frighthening thing because we come from a long long tradition that separates our...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 7

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    So here's my sad little story. I've never met my father, nor have I ever had any kind of father to speak of (aka, my mom never got married). Not really a huge deal - I'm a pretty...
    Coffeelover90 Coffeelover90 22-25, F Aug 24

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    So he's contacted me. Not the guy that raped me. The other guy. The married man I had sex with, a few days after being raped. As I said before, I wanted to forget the rape ever...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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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 Aug 29

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    ...but my father is a coward. He made mistakes as we all do, but instead of trying his best to protect his own from these mistakes, he blamed the very ones that loved him. He has...
    PricelessLegacy PricelessLegacy 31-35, F Sep 7

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    75 days sober. I had an emotional break down and thanks to a friend... Two amazing people on here. (They know who they are love love you guys) I finally realized I needed more help...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    My husbands parents split when he was young. He turned to alcohol as a comfort. To tame the pain. When I met him almost 16 years ago I knew then he had a problem. When he drank he...
    NothinginmyWAY NothinginmyWAY 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I decided that it is time for me to honestly and genuinely start accepting the success in my life. I am someone who has always worked hard in an effort to overcome what I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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