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I Have An Alcoholic Father

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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 months ago to the day on Christmas day and I've been having LOTS of flashbacks of memories I wish would just ....disapear again...
    jessiboo17 jessiboo17 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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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
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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

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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 when no one is looking. He is verbally abusive to me and my mother (his ex-wife), but he's always quick to hide his anger when other...
    givemesympathy givemesympathy 16-17, F Nov 19, 2013

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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 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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    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 with each other, fighting over everything (mostly financial problems). I know that one should always take responsibility...
    Masdu3 Masdu3 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 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'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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    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...
    lowthertm lowthertm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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 been for my whole life, but I really didn't notice till about 6 years ago. He drinks to cope. Things are not easy for him. He dislikes...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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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 complete worst, been hospitalized twice. I dont know what happened, but he decided to stop and i couldnt be any more happier. I have...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Nov 25, 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 cooked and he started missing more and more days of work that i noticed this isnt my dad. i found a bunch of beer cans out in the shed...
    raychelly raychelly 22-25, F May 30, 2012

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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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    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. Even my girlfriend was there, which was really nice :) But when we got home in the evening, one of our neighbours was complaining about the whining...
    RomanticRainbow RomanticRainbow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16, 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 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 16-17 Jan 5

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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 about how his drinking has affected me, and I thought it would spur me to write something here since that's sort of the point of this site. The...
    BarvoDelancy BarvoDelancy 31-35, M 8 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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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 nothing happened the night before. It's kid of like a routine happening a lot. What's worse is he's singing his drunken *** off to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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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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    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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    Oh geez. So this morning I asked my dad to get

    hay for my horse, and he said he would, and when I got home from school he still hadn't, and I had an appointment to go to that he was suppose to drive me to. I asked him if we could get hay before, as when we got back it would be too late and the store would be closed, and he...
    cassie3498 cassie3498 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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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 to quit he sees life is better being sober but as always when he gets out its straight to the beer store. I hate when he puts the alcohol...
    Mylife23 Mylife23 18-21, F Sep 3, 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 of what he was going to do. Some nights he will go out and drink then we would wait for him nervously. He would come home and start...
    Mh9522 Mh9522 18-21, F Jul 27, 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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    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 16-18, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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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 whats going on because its embarrassing. Over the last year my dad had a drinking problem, he hit the bottle everyday, always wasted....story...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 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 because of his drinking. His pancrease is basically fried...but no he keeps drinking, i just dont know what to do. I...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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 whereas my father was the functioning alcoholic- going to work every day and ensuring we were looked after...
    Skye007 Skye007 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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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 brother, sister, and dad. He was always really abusive to my brother. He only pushed me once. He was really verbally abusive to my...
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 Jan 17

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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 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Something's Are Too Good To Be True

    So if you've read my previous stories you've read that my dad was an alcoholic . And yes he did quit for about two months but something's never change. He's back to his old drinking ways. And you know what enough is enough. I'm sick of his bullshit. I kicked him out of my house...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16, 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 to part ways from him.
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 brothers were just born, he started drinking more and more till the point of passing out.As the years went on the worse he...
    bellamomma bellamomma 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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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 literally broke down and started crying. I don't know how to handle it. If I look at him idk if I can control myself...
    Jesslovehitter22 Jesslovehitter22 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 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, 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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    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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    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 unconscious. My mom had to call for an ambulance to take him to the ER. He ended up with a small amount of blood on his brain but should heal...
    middlechild84 middlechild84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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...
    Jwatson89 Jwatson89 22-25 5 Responses Jan 30

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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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    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 to the fullest. I want my father to feel the same way. I want him to see what he has done. I want him to admit he was wrong, and own...
    jvango788 jvango788 22-25, F Nov 15, 2013

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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 dont know where he gets money from to drink. It hurts watching him do this, i dont think my dad will live for much longer
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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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 was a workaholic that did everything for his family! Then when I was 16, my parents divorced and I was happy. They hadnt been happy for a long...
    teresa929 teresa929 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 Sep 11, 2012

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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 this I mus also cope with my studies and have to deal with being a 'loner' and its driving me to the brink...I...
    AbnormalBeing AbnormalBeing 16-17, F Oct 6, 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 love for alcohol and other things. Very sad indeed, most our problems as a country and culture come from it.
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    Dear Dad: Your Alcoholism Almost Destroyed Me...

    .                                                  ...as i sit here while the world flows like water around me,its as if i'm not moving at all....as a child i experienced many heart aches,i dont even know where to begin so i'll try to list them in order 1...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 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

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