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I Have An Alcoholic Father

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    Struggles With Alcohol - I'm not sure when it started, but as long as I can remember my father has been battling this demon.  It really started getting bad when I ws 10 and my...
    bellamomma bellamomma 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I Cant Blame My Father Or Me.. Only The Alcohol.... - My father has been a alcoholic way before i was even born. Every single night my dad would come home from work, sit on his...
    Amber6288 Amber6288 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Dear Dad: Your Alcoholism Almost Destroyed Me... - .                                                  ...as i sit here while the world flows like water...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Dearest Daddy - This is the first story I have written on this site.  I feel like this is the biggest defining factor in who I was, who I am, and who I am becoming. I can...
    Truli Truli 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    On The Verge Of Hate - I'm 14 years years old. I've read lots of stories on this site and my story seems like a tiny ash along side a bon-fire. I've moved 12 times and 10 different...
    Chelsea993 Chelsea993 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    The Song Lyrics of My Life! - I have an alcoholic father.  I am 26, almost 27, married, and have a 2 year old daughter and 14 week old son.  My father died 4...
    jessiboo17 jessiboo17 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    The Drunken Years - I never really noticed his drinking until I was eleven. We'd had a picnic indoors because it was raining outside and as evening fell, we decided to put some...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    I hate that I have to put the word "alcoholic" in front of my father. I had a wonderful father growing up! He was hard working, supportive, open minded, and hardly ever drank. He...
    teresa929 teresa929 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I Consider Myself a Very Lucky Daughter -   For some people this would undoubtedly be a terrible thing.  Alcoholism causes many, many problems… violence, mistrust...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 22 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Im Lost And Just Need Him Back - I am an addict.Once in addict, you will always be an addict. But I stopped using everything because I wanted a better life. I wanted to live life...
    jvango788 jvango788 22-25, F Nov 15, 2013

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    There isn't enough reasons to stop drinking? - Why he still drinking? he just left home, drunk, of course. He came, he started to tell me how to do this or that, bla bla. It was...
    Tynor Tynor 16-17 Jan 5

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    Can'T Stop - my father drinks every single weekend,holiday,event,basically anytime he has a chance. He puts down my brothers,my mother and me saying that we're all stupid and not...
    remi23 remi23 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Needing Advice For My Alcoholic Father - My father has been a functioning alcoholic ever since I can remember. He recently fell at my parents house and hit his head knocking him...
    middlechild84 middlechild84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I feel like i dont even have a dad anymore.Every single day (unless we have guests staying over) Hes never home.hes out a pubs or foodcourts 24'7 drinking and drinking.and when he...
    ririmaria ririmaria 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I Am 15 Years Old. - For years as I child I never understood why my dad could be so caring, and involved in my life...to then transform into the kind of person you'd never want to...
    InnocentDreamer InnocentDreamer 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    I Don't Know What To Do Anymore. - I feel so lost. My father is an alcoholic and he has been to rehab twice already. My brother had to call the cops on him because we were afraid...
    Mh9522 Mh9522 18-21, F Jul 27, 2013

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    I Love My Dad. - Both of my parents were alcoholics but my dad was always the victim. I love my dad so much but in order for me to heal & open up Ive gotto tell my story & he makes...
    salvarado78834 salvarado78834 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    my dad hasn't been working for over a month, which means he's been drinking even more. he gets so violent from his medicine and the alcohol mixed. he constantly picks on me and...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I'm 26 and in a serious relationship. Lately my boyfriend and I have been discussing our future such as if marriage is in the future and children etc. I am so happy but part of me...
    imwonderwoman imwonderwoman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    He's A Functioning Alcoholic - He is a very odd man and I have never understood him. He is able to function in society - very well, actually - and get away with being a lunatic...
    givemesympathy givemesympathy 16-17, F Nov 19, 2013

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    My Dad Is So Much More Than An Alcoholic - So this one is hard, but my dad has just returned home from three weeks at rehab. I was asked to send an email to his group counsellor...
    BarvoDelancy BarvoDelancy 31-35, M 8 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    See my old man's got a problem He live with the bottle that's the way it is He says his body's too old for working His body's too young to look like his My mama went off and left...
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 1 Response Jan 30

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    My dad, ever since I was little, has been a drinker. He used to come home with a 24 pack of Budweiser every night. My parents divorced when I was 2 (24 now). So it was just me, my...
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 Jan 17

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    I Had An Alcoholic Father - yes growing up with a alcoholic father was hard for me i was always being picked on by him and as i got older we had many fist fights the abuse i...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Sep 11, 2012

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    My Father (another Confession Story) - My father is a lovely man. He is caring, loving, and kind hearted. He is one of the few people who I can lean on. However, he is an...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    A Hit and Run Saved the Day. - My father is an alcoholic and has been ever since I can remember.  He is also very proud.  He worked probably until 2 oclock each day, but...
    lookitscaiti lookitscaiti 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    In Jail - I had an alchoholic Father who treated me and my mother terribly. Wasnt much of a dad if you ask me. My mom always said he was more of a big brother to me than anything...
    Apaintosee Apaintosee 18-21, F Sep 9, 2012

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    Im Paying For Other Peoples Mistakes - I normally only write on here when some thing happens, recently....something happens everyday. He keeps drinking and im sick of crying. I...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Never Ending - You know that feeling you get when someone you care about hurts you...or your dream shattered. I get that feeling everyday. My dad was hospitalized a a week ago...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    Recovering From A Long 5 Years... - my mother left my father when i was 17, my dad seemed strong on the outside and we were doing fine but it wasnt until dinner was no longer being...
    raychelly raychelly 22-25, F May 30, 2012

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    Just When I Thought Things Got Better - Im so sick of this. I thought it would be over, but no. I will never understand how he can pick alcohol over me. I cant even tell anyone...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    Had An Awesome Day And Then Something Happened.. - We went out for my mother's birthday to a really nice funpark. I kinda helped with organizing and such, it was really awesome...
    RomanticRainbow RomanticRainbow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    Yeah What The Title Says. - Yep, there he is right now, on the fu cking couch, drinking. And then tomorrow he'll wake up, kiss my mom brother and I good morning and act as if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    21 Years And I Still Don't Think I Know You... - My father has been an alcoholic my whole life. My earliest memories are of him being wasted yelling obscenities at my mom...
    lovethejourney lovethejourney 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    Sad.. - Its always been an on and off thing...and I hated it..I truly love him but now he's at it again when he just got back from America and I really wish he would stop. With...
    AbnormalBeing AbnormalBeing 16-17, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Somethings Dont Last Forever - So if you've been reading my previous stories you know that my father is an alcoholic and that im sick of it. This past month he's been at his...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Dear Dad: - I have had an awareness, since I was a young child, that you are a flawed human being. I realized that you were dysfunctional and were no different from everyone else...
    lowthertm lowthertm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    I've been home about 8 minutes, and I'm already crying. I have been screamed at, and called a "little *****"... already. thanks dad.
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Dear Daddy, I Miss You So Much - My family has always been my everything, what was most important to me. My father was an amazing dad, and I have never blamed him for the person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 16, 2012

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    He Relapsed. - Okay. So my dad almost dies, and quits drinking for a month. PROMISES me he's NEVER drinking again. But I come home last night to find him drunk out of his mind. I...
    Jesslovehitter22 Jesslovehitter22 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    It's Pretty Much Public Knowledge - I would like to come out and say that my dad never beat me or abused me. Now that that is out of the way, he is an alcoholic. I guess he has...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    Scared On My Own Dad. - when i was younger i was next door at my friends house..i even told him we were gonna be there. and my dad flipped out on me and screamed at me [[he was...
    ColesOneandonly18 ColesOneandonly18 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Toxic. - I'm 22 years old, and grew up with both parents being alcoholics. My home life from early on was pretty unstable, as my mother became an unstable, hostile, violent drunk...
    Skye007 Skye007 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    Sad, but true. The poor guy can't get it together, he'll die a very sad death. I've been doing a lot of reading off and on about the subject. This country has a long history and...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    My Dad Loves His Beer More Than Me - It hurts to know that my dad loves alcohol more than me. He has been in and out of rehab for drinking and as always he talks like he is going...
    Mylife23 Mylife23 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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    I was originally typing in songs about alcaholic fathers. I came across this website. I looked at all the comments here and it flooded my heart that there are so many. My dad is...
    Leggs713 Leggs713 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    My Dad - Sure was cold to walk to school every morning in the winter time when he got his DUI. Of course he said he wasn't drunk that his bad leg was why he couldn't walk the...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 18, 2010

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    My Dad Drinks - My parents are divorced and I use to to live with my mom but just recently moved in with my dad. I barely visited my dad even though he lives a city over from my...
    blossom2316 blossom2316 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    My dad came over yesterday to give my daughter her bday present. I told him we weren't having a party, which we are. I don't want him there because he is always socially awkward...
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 5 Responses Jan 30

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    His Struggle Made Our Bond Stronger - My dad is an alcoholic and has been sober for almost 2 decades. I was very little and my parents had just gotten divorced when he went into...
    LaurusAzorica LaurusAzorica 18-21, F Jun 30, 2009

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    When Is It Enough? - I am 23, and have an alcoholic father... I love my family, they mean the world to me but thanks to my dad's drinking problem we are always just in a bad mood...
    Masdu3 Masdu3 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    Yeah, I hate to say it. My father is ate up with alcohol, drugs, women, and crime. That's why my mother don't have anything to do with him and it's sad but true my mother and I had...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago