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I Have An Alcoholic Boyfriend

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    Confused

    My boyfriend and I are just 1 1/2 shy of our 4 year anniversary. The last year has been really stressful, and our relationship hit a bad bump a little over a year ago. Luckily, we could communicate pretty easily back then and we worked through it. Things were getting better, we...
    behindgreeneyes1 behindgreeneyes1 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    He says he doesn't like being sober.

    He had a weed problem to. I found out after valentines day I found empty beer bottles in his closet then he says it was from v-day when he never even bought me anything on valentines day and he got paid that day. I feel like I'm not worth the truth. :(
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I broke up with my boyfriend a few weeks ago

    when I caught him sneaking vodka. I was never around alcoholics so I didn't realize that his slurred speech, confusing behaviors, and falling asleep on the couch was because he was slamming drinks of vodka from his freezer when I wasn't looking. The worst part is he was driving...
    neeko123 neeko123 31-35, F 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    Broken Up Over The Break Up

    I just broke it off with my alcoholic bf of a year. Though it was a long distance relationship, I was closer to him than anyone in my life. We knew each other over ten years ago in college. He partied then, but no worse than anyone else. Well, he never quit drinking, and...
    lmaries lmaries 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    He's off to get another box of beer.

    I HATE THIS. He has 45 dollars left to his name this week. And he only worked 3 days last week because he went to work and blew a 0.023, and he's so angry that he got suspended. So yeah. 0 rent saved up and off you go for beer. SMART.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I am finding it really hard atm!

    My boyfriend goes through a bottle of vodka a night near enough! He's really nasty when he has a drink, and when he doesn't drink which isn't very often he's nasty too cos he's not got a drink ive been with him for 4 years ive gone from one extreme to another from a relationship...
    LiilyPad LiilyPad 26-30, F 1 Response May 12, 2015

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    Soo I am new to this,

    but I need someone to confide in other than everyone who tells me I need to move on. So my boyfriend, who I love and we have been great together for a year.....except when he is drinking. He has gotten a lot better but he would skip work and binge drink all day to the point...
    Youngandhelpless Youngandhelpless 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    I just would like support,

    and hear everyone else's experioence so I can have help leaving him
    Krot12 Krot12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    Today I came home from vacation

    and find my boyfriend hung over. Im so hurt because he tells me these things he is going to do for me but he doesn't do them. He sets me up and then he doesn't follow through and I am stuck with dealing with disappointment. this isn't something that happens all the time but it...
    some1specialstlaw some1specialstlaw 31-35, F Sep 27, 2015

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    I Am Finding the Strength to Move On

    My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years and I just broke up over the weekend.  He is an alcoholic.  He won't admit it, but he is.  He drank because he was happy or sad or depressed or because he was drunk and wanted to get drunker or because he was sober and wanted to be drunk...
    kris12222 kris12222 26-30 8 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Can't Help Loving Him

    So I have been with my alcoholic boyfriend for the better part of 2.5 years.  We broke up once in June of 2008, but got back together in December (we had both been miserable for the 6 months we'd been apart).  We both tried to date other people, but ultimately found...
    GradGirl81 GradGirl81 26-30 8 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Leaving Someone Who Left You Long Ago

    This is my message to my loved one who chose alcohol over our relationship. It gives me peace writing and sending this to him, but I would be lying if I were to say my concern does not still exist, on a daily basis, out of concern for his well-being. However, I wrote this and...
    NoodleBeanSprout NoodleBeanSprout 31-35 9 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Not Sure...

    Hello all Well, here goes.  I think my boyfriend is an alcoholic, and i see a lot of patterns in other parts of his life that confuse and confound me. We met 2.5 years ago.  He is more than 20 years older, a charmer, a real sweet person most of the time.  I have...
    TroubleInDeCamp TroubleInDeCamp 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    This October I will be in a relationship with

    an alcoholic for 5 years. That's if I want to hang in there much longer. Every day I feel like I am hanging on by a thread. I know that what's keeping me with him is our 3 year old daughter. I wish that he would drop his drinking and hanging out with his daughter more. But...
    mellow0522 mellow0522 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    Cody and I met on Facebook.

    I had broken up with my long term boyfriend of 3 years about 4 months earlier and was tired of going on dates with boys I wasn't interested in just to prove to myself that someone was out there waiting for me. I had known of Cody since I was in middle school (I graduated high...
    sdodson210 sdodson210 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Finally Left My Alcoholic Boyfriend...

    I finally left my alcoholic boyfriend for the second time and for goodj. He was so great in the beginning and then we started to live together and I started to see his demons at night. He was o.k. during the day (for the most part), unless he started drinking early, which he...
    GettingThereSoon GettingThereSoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Tonight I decided to make slow cooker pork

    chops. About four hours in, I went downstairs and noticed the slow cooker was unplugged and almost room temperature. He swears he didn't do it, claimed maybe it was a ghost, and then refused to call the police when I informed him that it was him or a burgler who broke in just to...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Life After An Alcoholic Relationship

     I was married to my second alcoholic for 16 years, I was going to stick with him for better or worse, he was/is going to AA for few years  but was relapsing every 6-9 months, few times during our marriage I left him, he told me he will change to come back etc, etc so...
    urbff170 urbff170 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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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 because of his drinking.. He also has an anxiety problem which causes him to drink coz according to him it makes him more relaxed...
    septemberlane septemberlane 36-40 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    Weekend Binge

    Well after a 2 case weekend binge, finally had enough. Of course everything is my fault, I told him I could not be his savior or his keeper, he had to do that for his self. It really is sad because deep down he is a good person, but when he is drunk I can see the devil in his...
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    Thanks Ya'll.....

    I just have to say that when I read and re-read all these entries, I feel that it reconfirms that I have done the correct thing by leaving my high functioning alcoholic boyfriend, I mean ex. I am now open to the possibilities of meeting new people in the future, and am waiting...
    GettingThereSoon GettingThereSoon 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    i currently have an alcoholic boyfriend

    that i can take no longer.. its time for me to finally run........what i should have done years ago. its just tough and hard when you love this person and you have hope and hold one to those VERY FEW sober happy moements you have with them specially the day after they are done...
    Latinheat123 Latinheat123 26-30 4 Responses Apr 16, 2015

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    My Story Is Your Story - Addicted To The Addict

      It's been over 2 years and I'm still here, dealing with the same situation, same drama, same person who has not changed despite repeated efforts with a harm reduction counselor, AA, and an addiction specialist. I've told his family, his friends, anyone who would listen...
    opumpkin opumpkin 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Just as I figured it took a DWI to get him to

    wake up and realize the jeopardy he was putting us all through. He has kicked me out at 9pm Sunday nights before knowing full well I had no place to go. He's now in an outpatient therapy program and has wised up, still I am having a hard time reconnecting with him. I just have...
    W4W2 W4W2 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Reading these stories lets me know I'm not

    alone. When I met my fiancé he was just getting out of a seven year relationship I thought it was odd that she moved out with 2 kids in diapers when she wasn't working but she had a new boyfriend so I figured they just didn't workout. I knew him when I was younger so the...
    Walkedinblind Walkedinblind 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2014

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    12 strong beers tonight.

    He has done a bunch of really messed up stuff tonight. Forgot we were intimate an hour later. Put cookies I made in a plastic bag and microwaved them for minutes... Spilled a lot of stuff everywhere... And said some really whack stuff. :/
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    My boyfriend is an extreme alcoholic

    and I really need someone to talk to about it. None of my friends can relate to it and I'm a completely different person now because of it. It stresses me much I truly feel like I will die early. I need someone who knows what I'm going through.
    brooky0620 brooky0620 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2015

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    ..who just found out he has scar tissue on his

    liver. waiting on blood test to determine if it's cirrhosis or not.
    nakedofaname nakedofaname 26-30 Dec 3, 2015

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    It's Time to Let Go

    I never thought I'd find myself in this situation.  I come from a family that suffered from alcoholisim. I know exactly the pain and suffering that one endures when a loved one is addicted to alcohol. So why have I fallen victim to a man who suffers from the very...
    chiquita123 chiquita123 36-40 5 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    We met in rehab. we actually never spoke

    when we were there because it was his first stint and he did whatever the counselors told him. While in rehab i had an immense admiration for this man. It was not till we both graduated that we got together and he took me to a Haunted House. It bothers me because the day we...
    tbates3 tbates3 31-35 May 7, 2014

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    I met this guy on CL last summer

    and we took things pretty slow. He was transitioning to a new job and I had been trying to recover from being cheated on. We finally decided to make a go of dating in September and overall I have been satisfied with him. I noticed pretty early on that he drank a lot of beer...
    Niccitude Niccitude 36-40, F Feb 19, 2015

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    Having lots of trouble letting go.

    ... We broke up suddenly, then he started contacting me, and I felt honored.... I'm sure my self esteem is part of this, but I didn't think it was that bad!!! He was so sick from drinking, so isolated, then just robot cold- he manipulates- He'll use anyone, to cover up drinking...
    Misshimmary Misshimmary 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    If my partner has to drink 6 cans a night does

    this mean he's a alcoholic ? When I got into a relationship with him I didn't realise that he drank every night . I wasn't brought up around drink so it's a whole different world to me . He works hard all day so I thought he just likes to home and have a few drinks . But I...
    becky10002 becky10002 31-35, F 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus

    and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it really clear how little you care about our nonexistent sex/love life, if you made even half the effort that you have been making for this test...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    He is very loving and caring

    but when he drinks., OMG, he just turn into a totally different person. What do I do?:( I love this guy very much!
    lovelygabby lovelygabby 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2014

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    Depressed because of my alcoholic BF

    I've been with my alcoholic boyfriend for 3 1/2 years now (I'm 27 now and he's 30) and I love him very much but his alcoholism is really taking a toll on my life.  In the beginning everything was good, I didn't really take him seriously because I had just gotten out of a 7...
    MyEuniverse MyEuniverse 26-30, F 29 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    I Am The Alcoholic

    I was that abusive compulsive active drunk for many years but just over 32 years ago I found help through a great 12 step program I have been clean and sober since.I have turn my life around and live a sober and wonderful life ,for those of you that is on the other side of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2012

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    And it's his birthday

    and he got mad at his phone and threw it, smashing the screen. Wonder how much of that he'll remember tomorrow... :/ That phone is less than 2 months old.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F Dec 16, 2015

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    Almost 3 Weeks Gone

    This Saturday will be 3 weeks since I left. He lives right across from my house, which makes it so much more difficult, some days are good , some are bad. I cry a lot, I try to keep busy. It hurts me really bad when I'm at home and peak through my window and he is drinking there...
    ggmbq ggmbq 31-35 9 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Why Bother

    I don't even know why I rush home from work to see him, I'm always hoping he will be waiting for me too. But much to my dismay, find him drunk and passed out at noon.
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    I don't want to leave him.

    I have no intentions to. I just don't have the ignorance to leave him with a problem he obviously can't fix on his own. If I were him, I'd want help. Id want somebody to stick by my side and support me, not walk away because of something I can't control. Maybe I'm too nice...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    I was in a relationship

    for a little over two years with an alcoholic. His drinking was always present throughout the entirety of the relationship. I had some concern about it but had discussed it with him several times. I had basically told him that his drinking is never to come before the bills...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses May 9, 2015

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    He Doesn' Think He's a Alcoholic..

    I've been with my boyfriend for years, and he's always drank and smoked pot, but it's gotten increasingly worse. He has all the signs of an alcoholic but I don't know how to break it to him. He's failed college classes because of his drinking, he's been fired from 3 jobs because...
    Gambit4 Gambit4 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Am I Crazy?

    I am dying for people's advice on this issue. I am a 22 year old dating my best friend of 7 years. We have been together about 2 years. I've been feeling crazy lately, and need some advice. We planned on staying together forever, but now I've been feeling like a breakup is...
    daniellemartine daniellemartine 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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