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I Hate My Alcoholic Husband

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    The Functioning Alcoholic

    How do some people get away with it? Please tell me. My so called husband drinks almost every waking moment. I'm sure that any time he is driving he is over the limit, other times he gets out of the car stumbling all over the place. I don't get how he keeps getting away with it...
    wishicouldleave wishicouldleave 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    So happy I found this online.

    ...I have nobody to talk to about my alcoholic husband and am just looking for any kind of support I can get. My husband is I guess what some might call a "functioning alcoholic". He drinks everyday from morning til he passes out at night, always by 7pm. He does go to work...
    pde422 pde422 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    Help! I truly hate this man!

    He's an alcoholic and very holiday ruins it for my family. He gets pissy when I want to go visit family. Don't think I can take another day or night of this!!! Help! Someone tell how to survive ...
    wanttoleavenow wanttoleavenow 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    We have spent 9 years together.

    For the last 5, I have tried to change him. For the last 2 years, I have wanted out. It has gotten to the point that I am repulsed by him. I resent him. I haven't cried over him in long time. I am sure there is so much pain stored inside. I probably should get counseling. One...
    Ssaunders95 Ssaunders95 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I Hate My Husband!

    I am married to an alcoholic. I have been for seven years. He lies to me constantly. I am forced to let him drink or he will leave. He did it last weekend. Left me with a broken fridge, no food, no money and hungry children for three days! That was him coming out of the closet...
    MySurrealLife MySurrealLife 36-40 6 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Christmas started for my family last week.

    With all of our family living in different states or other ends of the state we live in, as usual, our family drives around the nation and state like crazy people to make others happy. Next year I am determined things will be different and I will be home for Christmas...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I have been married to my husband

    for 22 years and together for 26 I loved this man so much words could not describe. I knew he drank socially when we met but had I known then what I know now... My husband and I are caught up in a love triangle. Myself, him and his Alcohol. We will call her Vodka. Hubby Jim and...
    CoDependant4sure CoDependant4sure 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    I really want to leave my husband,

    we have 5 kids together and although he is a great father, i cant say much for his husband skills. He has an alcohol problem, he can't stop drinking. So many broken promises and I am so over it. My youngest is 2 1/2 months old and when she was only 3 days old he went to work (in...
    Pissesmeoff Pissesmeoff 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    Happy I Found You

    Hi everyone, Today is one of my happiest.Why? because I stumbled upon this site after googling ,"I Hate my husband". I guess I'm more mad at myself for marrying this man in the first place.when I broke up with him in 2001 for this same reason. Now mind you, I was not...
    tearsofjoy tearsofjoy 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    Nasty Cycle

    I have recently kicked my drunken husband of 10 years out AGAIN!! This time he was "talking" to his ex-girlfriend via hidden text messages and phone calls. (I busted him really drunk texting her that he loves and misses her.)It has been seven days and this is just about the time...
    lostinluv10 lostinluv10 26-30 3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    My Husbands Alcoholism Has Ruined My Life And I Let It

    I take in a deep breath as I write this because I just realized that I am writing this for myself and not my husband the alcoholic. I guess you could say that I am codependant and although I don't like the taste of that word, that is exactly what I am and I want out of this...
    gynger gynger 26-30, F 14 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Help Me Get Over My Ex Whos An Alcoholic.....

    I just got out of a relationship with what I would say is a high functioning alcoholic. He was the one to end it. He is now 29 and has been drinking since he was 15. I was with him for 12 years and hes always been a heavy drinker. When he drinks its never just one or two beers...
    LearningToLiveAgain31 LearningToLiveAgain31 31-35 3 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    NOT Again In My Life

    I am 55 years old and have been down this road before with my alcoholic mother.   I can't believe I am here AGAIN with my husband of 28 years.  Of course he denies that anything is wrong.  Most of his days are consumed with alcohol.  He consumes the...
    cat4554 cat4554 51-55 5 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Never Happy

    I have been living the last six years in hell. I love my husband so much he got me where I m today. But, he is a drunk he drinks every night to the point of being intoxicated and then treats me horribly. He tells me everyday he drinks because I am a ***** and I respond with I...
    cjmom401 cjmom401 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I've always believed love is a choice - not a

    feeling. But right this minute I'm feeling a lot of lack of love for my husband. I've been married for 18 years. When we got married, he told me he didn't drink. He said he was a recovering alcoholic. Honestly I thought that meant he doesn't drink anymore. When I was...
    Msmith9764 Msmith9764 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    My partner just won't admit he needs help

    and has a problem. I'm sick to death of being so pathetically nice around him to keep the peace. Tonight I have had to hide the dog as the dog has bitten him again, his fault for being drunk. The dog has seen him get abusive and is just protecting me, yay dog. Having taken a...
    lozziie lozziie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I had the talk with my AH this morning.

    For christmas we had made the gift plans for our kids. I was to purchase the couple of items they wanted and we would give them a little cash in a card. They are getting old enough now that they really enjoy getting a little $$ to spend how they like. Christmas came and my AH...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Christmas is over. And he hasn't been home

    for the past 7 days. Last Friday he came home drunk, again. He tried to deny it and I told him I was tired of him making me second guess what I knew was true, so I asked again how much he had to drink. He was angry and said only a few drinks. My response was to start...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    It is definitely a love/hate relationship with

    my AH. One moment I see the old him and it fills my heart with joy and some sadness because I miss that him. The next day he may come home from work drunk off his arse stumbling in the front door while our sons watch. What the crud!?! He did not grow up like this. As a...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    I have been reading everything I can get my

    hands on to try to understand what I am dealing with. Is it just me but from what I read and have experienced the professionals NEVER hold them accountable. By that I mean I hear a lot of excuses. - be compassionate if he had cancer you wouldn't be mean to him. Well people...
    alcoholicmisery alcoholicmisery 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I have been with my husband

    for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the past two months are what I'm focusing on the most. He has been averaging about half a bottle of whiskey and several vodka sodas...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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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 didn't mind hanging out. when I was leaving the party he told me not to go. at the time I was kind of dating his friend but it wasn...
    bubbatysbiimaa bubbatysbiimaa 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hate My Drunk Husband

    My husband is an alcoholic. He stops drinking for months but then will go on a binge where he drinks until he passes out. His mannerisms and behaviors while drunk REPULSE me. I cannot stomach having him in my sight. When he is out, I cringe thinking that he is walking in instead...
    8 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    Overall it's been a good Christmas with my

    alcoholic husband. He has been cheery and has participated with a good spirit in all the family affairs. He was even trustworthy to drive! He stuck to my Christmas list with one small but not overly expensive surprise gift to me. It was very nice and our bank account is...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    My Alcoholic Husband

    So I am 25 years old a student and a mom to 2 kids my daughter who is 6 and my son who is 4. I met my husband when I was about 16 and got together when I was 19 due to me getting pregnant with my daughter. When we were dating everything was wonderful, my husband was always sober...
    Bridget06 Bridget06 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    The End Is Near

    Here I sit out to eat with my alcoholic husband and the kids. Who knows how many beers he had before we left but he's ready to pick a fight. All I can think about is how much I hate him. I can't stand the sound of his voice. He's suppose to be traveling a lot this month and I...
    Noellemt Noellemt 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    My Story

    My husband and I have been married for four years and together for 5 and we have a three-year-old. We've known eachother for ten years. We met at work and because I saw him everyday at work normal and he was my friend first I thought this relationship was bulletproof. At first he...
    powerlessone powerlessone 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    He fell off the wagon again.

    He drank a ton of vodka and drove his car all night. Kids found him passed out in the car in our driveway. He's not allowed in the house drunk but he came in after the kids went to school. He fell in the bathtub (again) while he was urinating and has been passed out laying in...
    Splityarn Splityarn 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I Went To Al Anon For The 1st Time Tonight.

    My husband reckons he has his drinking under control. That I should be supportive of the positive changes he has made in his life and that after a whole 2 weeks of not drinking I should feel positive and happy for him. Maybe that's true. But I just don't trust him. Tonight...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    The title of this thread,

    'I Hate My Alcoholic Husband', is really unhelpful, isn't it? There are times I do hate him, but underneath all the hate for his addiction is love and that is why I've stayed as long as I have. The correct thing to say is that I HATE the ADDICTION and the utter chaos created...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I wrote this to my husband

    and wonder how many people can relate... The Ramblings of a sick mind…. I’m sick. I’m sick of being blamed for the bad things that YOU do I’m sick of never being appreciated for managing to always get us through I’m sick of lying to family, to friends, and the kids...
    CoDependant4sure CoDependant4sure 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    Hi Ladies, I wanted to share my story with you

    all. My husband was a drug addict and things went really bad in our marriage. Please read my story to see how we overcame our difficulties and turned our marriage around for the better. I hope that it will help someone. God bless. http://truefeminismnaphtali.blogspot.com...
    Truefeminist Truefeminist 36-40, F 1 Response May 2, 2014

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    Someone please offer advice.

    .. my husband and I have been together for 7 yrs. He is an alcoholic and a drug addict. His drip of choice is crack and he binges. He was just on a relapse and I think its over but his drinking is bad. Its all he cares about. His family are drunks too. I have 3 children with him...
    bkappauff bkappauff 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    NOT Again In My Life

    I am 55 years old and have been down this road before with my alcoholic mother.   I can't believe I am here AGAIN with my husband of 28 years.  Of course he denies that anything is wrong.  Most of his days are consumed with alcohol.  He consumes the...
    cat4554 cat4554 51-55 9 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Dear Jack, Jim, And Jose... I Hate You Too....

    How do you define hate? In all honesty I think most of us who have written in this particular category do not hate our husbands but we hate what they have done through drinking. I know this statement is true for me. I hate the way that he lies to get what he wants, even after...
    Mandyjay84 Mandyjay84 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    It's Not Fair

    My husband has turned into an alcholic, and I'm expected to sweep it under the rug. It started out with just a few beers at night and has turned into six or seven every nite. My husband maintains a full time job and makes really good money. To the outside world he is the perfect...
    gynger gynger 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I find that my situation is different

    than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line is I'm miserable, angry, scared and disgusted, too. I was divorced from a heroin addict and when I met my current husband he was...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 61-65, F 3 Responses May 9

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    kerendion kerendion 26-30, F Nov 4, 2014

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    This Site Should Be Called I Love/Hate My Alcoholic Husband.

    I've been with my husband for 17 years, married for almost 14. When we dated, we went out all the time, and socialized with a lot of our co-workers, so it seemed rather normal that there were drinks around often. A combination of him getting worse over the years, and me...
    exhaustedandsad exhaustedandsad 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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