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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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    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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    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 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    alivia25 alivia25 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    CadyWelch CadyWelch 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    debidebv debidebv 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    The physical symptoms of quitting have mostly passed. Now I'm fighting a new challenge: boredom. I recall a line from a movie, where a man is recalling the death (from liver...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    rrrrandom rrrrandom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    PerryGrosser PerryGrosser 51-55, M Apr 10

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    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Apr 2

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    bauhaus7 bauhaus7 26-30, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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