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I Have An Alcoholic Father

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    So, my story: my dad drank every day of my life.

    He wasn't abusive in the physical or emotional sense really, although he did say some hurtful things. Mostly he was just completely withdrawn. Although I lived with him my entire life until adulthood, we hardly had any relationship. Two years ago, I decided I couldn't take the...
    RikkiDF RikkiDF 26-30, F Dec 16, 2014

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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, hitting her, pushing her, choking her, throwing things and breaking things, screaming...my sister (who's five years older than me) would bring me into her...
    lovethejourney lovethejourney 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I HAD An Alcoholic Father

    My father was an alcoholic. I watched him destroy his life while I taught myself how to live mine properly. He was abusive, physically, emotionally. I was worthless to him. I was the second child that should have been the second son he could have played pass with in the backyard...
    ThatOneDame ThatOneDame 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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 isn't because I won't have anyone to walk me down the isle. My father is am alcoholic and over the years growing up he has shown up to...
    imwonderwoman imwonderwoman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    Dad is not doing so well.

    He is not a violent or bothersome drunk thankfully, but he is almost out of touch with reality. It is like living with someone who has dementia.
    kathleenea kathleenea 18-21 Aug 17, 2014

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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 him She wanted more from life than he could give Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
    WeRWhoWeR07 WeRWhoWeR07 26-30 1 Response Jan 30, 2014

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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 schools, lots of houses. You can imagine what that does to a kid. That's not the start of it all. My Dad is a bi-polar...
    Chelsea993 Chelsea993 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 see/talk to or hear from again. But I got older, and my knowledge of life and its bitter substances grew. My dad is an...
    InnocentDreamer InnocentDreamer 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    had a alcoholic father he died April 13 2013

    after 8 a month battle with cancer. he never abused me or my siblings physically more mentally that and he never wanted to spent time with his kids it was give them money to show love. but I would give anything to have him living again idk why he never was there well he was...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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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 mom. As soon as I moved in, i remembered why i never came. I knew my dad drank on weekends , and when he did he will...
    blossom2316 blossom2316 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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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 else. I found that true as the years past. I mostly took care of him. I have memories of being little coming in...
    Apaintosee Apaintosee 18-21, F Sep 9, 2012

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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, 2014

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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't remember a single instance in my life where my father didn't have a can of bud light in his hand.  I can't...
    Truli Truli 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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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 spent until 6 in the bars.  He came home every night trying to pick fights, belligerently screaming, and treating my mom like...
    lookitscaiti lookitscaiti 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    My father is the epitome of Frank Gallagher

    from Shameless. He is that crazy drunk uncle everyone has, only he's my father..
    whoabettywhoa whoabettywhoa 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 in the world, unlike my siblings, who still believe you are some god to be placed on a pedistal. You did the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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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, humiliation, even death.  I do not in any way wish to minimize the dreadful impact this disease has on people.  However, I will...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 22 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Functioning Alcoholic

    Its weird to say straight out that my dad is an alcoholic because he doesnt act like one...in public anyway.  He has a job that he goes to everyday, he is always there for us, his family, whenever we need it, he has never been abusive, had a drunken rage etc...which is what...
    Megalomaniac Megalomaniac 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    My dad was drunk and he was going to drive

    and I think I was going to let him. I hate myself so much but I'm sixteen and I'm afraid of drunk people. My sister and brother helped me convince to stay home. No one ever talk about this **** at my house except for me and my sister.
    baabara baabara 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    one would think that

    after 20 years of dealing with an alcoholic dad; I'd get used to it. THIS is far from the truth. today I took my dad to go buy him a washer and dryer set. a 30 mile round trip turned into three hours of weaving and winding to dead end streets. he wasn't even driving this time! I...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 May 26

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    I was in my father 70 year old birthday.

    It was many adults people in the same age as him. They drank a lot alcohol and I started to get some flashbacks to my childhood. I have now in tree week struggle with an bad feeling and I cry a lot. I will get some appointment with one psychologist and talk about it. I need too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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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 alcohol made him become. He was definitely a huge role in my life. I remember when I was younger, he always allowed my little sister...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 16, 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 calls me fat and lazy. one day I know I'm going to snap and end up hurting myself. on top of that, everyone else in my house (my...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F Jan 28, 2014

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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 recovery. I know I am extremely lucky because many children of parents with drug addictions end up abused or traumatized. My dad has...
    LaurusAzorica LaurusAzorica 18-21, F Jun 30, 2009

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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 believe triggered my ocd and anxiety i was taught to fight so i never ran fom a fight but i never started one he expected a lot out of...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    I really do love my father,

    and I am very grateful for everything he has done for me, but alcoholism has destroyed him. He is no longer my loving father. Instead, he is a terrifying, abusive man who drinks Vodka as though it is water.
    SomeCyrillicGuy SomeCyrillicGuy 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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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 drunk of course]] and than he was yellin tellin me to get in the house and clean so i walked in there to clean and he thought i...
    ColesOneandonly18 ColesOneandonly18 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    I'm actually pretty good at hide-and-seek.

    Mainly because I've gotten good at staying quiet and stepping carefully and squeezing into tight spaces due to avoiding drunk fathers. Does anyone else like small, dark spaces for this reason? Like its so comforting, being in space that only you can fit into and no one else can...
    baabara baabara 22-25, M Apr 2

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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 and rude to my husbands family. Anyways, he came over and he brought along my niece. I didn't mind her being there but I knew it meant he was gonna...
    WeRWhoWeR07 WeRWhoWeR07 26-30 5 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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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 straight line, and even after he didn't pass the breath test he said he wasn't drunk, or in bad shape. Still...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 18, 2010

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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 an alcaholic because of me. I am killing him as I write this. He is in the hospital, liver failure. Not sure how i feel. My dad did not...
    Leggs713 Leggs713 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    My dad's an alcoholic,

    when he's drunk he blames my mum for things that are either his fault or things that are simply no one's fault. He doesn't abuse her physically, but he says rude and mean things, like "You're useless to me" and things like that, when she should be the one saying those things...
    sbaecahra sbaecahra 16-17 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    Drunk again, oh what's new to be honest locked

    myself into my room now, I can only hear his voice time to turn up my headphones!
    vanivoo vanivoo 16-17, F Jul 25, 2014

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    age 3: the road lines weave in

    and out; I can't help but to imagine they are playing a game with me. age 5: I love playing tag with other cars! as long as we aren't going too fast! age 7: I hate leaving the pub this late on a school night. surely I will get in trouble for falling asleep during math. age 9: I...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 1 Response May 26

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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 is home hes passed out on the sofa.My family has money problems and my dads just making things worse.He can get really angry about the smallest...
    ririmaria ririmaria 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

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    My Drunk Father

    My father's been drinking since I was quite young, and started regularly drinking heavily by the time I was in my teens.  I moved out as soon as I could and left the city because I couldn't stand to watch.  He has continued to drink.  He has been very successful professionally...
    Iamsotiredofthis Iamsotiredofthis 51-55 Apr 30, 2012

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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 capable of doing anything....Recently it became even worse...My mother never did anything because she was always...
    remi23 remi23 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Every. Damn. Night. He's drunk all the time.

    I love going to parties and having fun, but he ruins it. I hate it. I used to really love my dad, but I can't when he's drunk and stupid. Mom threatens him that we'll leave him. He doesn't care. He says he'll change. It lasts for about a day and he's back to the beer. A few more...
    Cowgirl6140 Cowgirl6140 18-21, F Jul 14, 2014

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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 alcoholic. No father is perfect.. no one is perfect for that matter but, sometimes it really gets to me.He gets drunk every night.. because of his...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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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 up a pretty good half of it. He's a good man with good intentions but when people expect too much from him or as he...
    salvarado78834 salvarado78834 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    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, and at one point he and I made eye contact and he threw a piece of the stair at me and my mom pushed me away so it didn't...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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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 Beatles music on and dance to 'Yellow Submarine'. I danced like crazy, but eventually fell down onto a chair in...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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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 couch, have my mother wait on him hand and foot, drink at least 6 or 7 of his LARGE cup (in one of these cups there was about 3 and a half regular sized...
    Amber6288 Amber6288 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    How can I get him Help?

    I can't afford to move out.. but I emotionally can't stay at home. my dad has never been a dad, he just makes money for the family. He has never been to one of my performances, Dance recitals, never gone anywhere with me. he just yells at me and my family blaming us for the...
    appleof5 appleof5 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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 just crap, and i mean it, he was trying to tell me how to mop! I do it every week, and he NEVER does it. He started to do weird moves with the mop...
    Tynor Tynor 18-21 Jan 5, 2014

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