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I Have An Alcoholic Mother

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    All my life my mothers always enjoyed a drink -

    but the last few years I've noticed her drinking more and more often whilst on her own at night, after work. Ok, so she may not wake up and start drinking, she may go to work and pretend everything is ok. But she hides it, she hides it so well only I can tell, some of you may...
    ashfayehunter ashfayehunter 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    there is just too many feelings

    for me to name that i have become numb. my calmness makes me concerned, don't i worry anymore. i have my own family. the lying and sneakiness irritates me. i am ashamed and disgusted. my kids are turning 3 soon and i don't want her there if its not by my rules. what do i do?
    tvdwalt tvdwalt 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    It breaks my heart. She's been an alcoholic

    as long as I can remember. We are not very close but I love her
    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    I'm Taking Control and Trying to Help My Mother and Myself.

    I've noticed that my mom has a drinking problem for a long time. A few times i've confronted her about it, but nothing seems to work. It's like nothing I say really gets inside her head. I have a really hard time expressing my feelings about her drinking to her because im either...
    IndependentGrl IndependentGrl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    When Will She Stop!

    I am 23 and in the past 3 years I have learnt alot about my mother. - She has called me twice to tell me she is going to commit suicide. - Is so obsessed with being with a man, she will go to every length. Including lying to us - saying its a funeral. But forgetting to pack...
    mhawthorne mhawthorne 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    I'm 14 years old. I've been through almost

    everything, and don't receive the support and encouragement I should as a teen. My mum is dependant on alcohol and I hate it. It's a massive issue that tears my family apart. I don't even have any family if I'm honest. And I don't even feel part of the family left. They all tell...
    shannonboulton shannonboulton 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    I Don't Talk To My Mother Anymore.

    My Mother and I have had a bad relationship.  All I can do now is remember the good times as I have decided not to talk to her anymore. She had a very successful career and did a very good job of keeping a good reputation outside of her household. I am 28 now and have had...
    b649e6j1tl b649e6j1tl 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I'm a 15 year old girl.

    For years now, I've learned more and more about how my mom's alcoholism. It didn't occur to me that it was a problem until a few years ago in middle school. she'd drink bottles a day. She's been ******* me off lately. She yells at me for no reason, forgets our conversations, and...
    ayou15 ayou15 16-17, F May 13, 2014

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    Last time I visited my mum

    while she was drunk was around new years. She told me she didn't want to see my drama queen *** anymore and that she can't take the stress I put her through all the time. She went on about how I'm a great disapointment and that I'm really my cheating fathers daughter. She says I...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I hate the person she becomes

    when she drinks. She wakes up and doesn't remember the hurtful things she has said to me. I do. I can't pretend like it never happened. She tells everyone that I hate her because I won't hug her and because I won't console her when she is sad. Who's going to console me when I...
    shaemaree92 shaemaree92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    Confussed and Sad

    Well, My mothers has been an alcoholic ever since I could remember.  All my life I have tryed to hide it.  Every single special event in my life, my mother has gotten drunk and embarrassed me in some form or fashion.. I can remeber in high school when i didn't want...
    heartbrokengal heartbrokengal 31-35 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I Am Unsure How It Started

    maybe a sip here? Or maybe a bottle there? My mom is an alcoholic. She has been one for as long as I can remember. It seems inebriated minds think alike as she married my alcoholic abusive father. I think my mother's alcoholism stems from a long line of abuse, a long line of pain...
    WalktwoMoons WalktwoMoons 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    My mother is an alcoholic.

    She drinks beer every single day after work, on her day off starting as early as 7am, and has admitted to drinking before work when she works a closing shift. She has told me she loves the attention and special treatment she gets when people feel sorry for her. When she is mad...
    LaDispute LaDispute 22-25 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Sad For My Mother.

    Hmmm.... .....I have an Alcoholic Mother, duh, why else would I be here, anyway it's a sad tale to watch someone you love, someone who has loved you your life, been your best friend, mentor and supporter when no one else was and the one person that...
    rab1 rab1 41-45 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    16 And Fed Up

    Hi. My mother has been drinking for about 4 years now. I'm 16 now. She started back when I was twelve. I know that she needs help. She needs to go to rehab but she won't go. She's in denial and thinks she can fix it by herself. She's been hurt 4 times. Only one of those four...
    parisspariss parisspariss 16-17, F Jul 30, 2011

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    Ever scents I was little my mom has been a

    drunk, not all the time but occasionally. She's almost died when she was drunk and one time she got so wasted she broke her ankle and had to miss a really important competition to me. There was also not long ago when she got drunk and had a huge fight with my dad. She called him...
    CazzieWillWin CazzieWillWin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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    I'm new on here, It was

    either this or counselling..as I'm struggling to deal with an alcoholic mother who I've always been incredibly close to, but who is basically killing herself, and it's breaking my heart.If anyone's in a similar situation I'd love to hear from you as it's a comfort to talk to...
    kittyring kittyring 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    I'm new here. I just thought I could share my

    little experience, and thought this might help to clear my mind, I'm 14 btw. I feel alone most of the time, my mom is an alcoholic and shes in-denial about it..I hate having to cope with her but I have to, so does my dad, brother, and sister. It's hard seeing her like this since...
    betsyfloyd betsyfloyd 13-15, F Mar 13

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    Living With An Alcoholic Mother For 15 Years

    My mother is a wonderful person, she is caring, fun, incredibly loving and smart. However when she is drinking, I feel like I am the mother to a chatty yet sleepy child. I constantly try to look back into her life and see where this all came from. As far as I know she had a...
    nc510 nc510 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    For years I used to wonder

    why I get short tempered sometimes but now that I've grown up I realized that I only get angry when my mother drinks. I don't know why but every time she drinks and "tries" to talk to me drunk- I lose it and start yelling at her to leave me alone. I thought after I sat her...
    Wildheart101 Wildheart101 18-21, F Mar 14

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    I'm constantly battling between hating

    and feeling sorry for her. I'm not sure if she uses alcohol for recreation or to deal with her issues; and I either way I can't feel bad for her. I know that alcoholism is like a sickness, but it's difficult to feel bad for her when what she's doing is effecting our already...
    EscapeMee EscapeMee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    I Can't Deal With It Any More..

    My mum has had a problem with drinking since i was just a baby. I was talking to my gran not long ago having a discusion about it, and even when i was a baby my mum would be more interested in drink than me, in the evening my dad would have to look after me because my mum would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2011

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    My Alcoholic Mother - How To Control My Temper?

    My mother has been an alcholic for the last 12-13 years of my life. She bought up her kids and then when we were teenagers turned to alcohol. I remember what she was liek sober and i Miss her terribly. She is so horrible now to me, even though i am one of the only people who give...
    Jcakes Jcakes 26-30 Feb 26, 2012

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    My Momma

    For as long as i can remember my mom has had a sever drinking problem. So much so that i and my father have realized that she is an alcoholic. I don't recall a time where i have ever seen my mom sober for more than a few hours, and it is really starting to get to me. When she...
    southernbelle686 southernbelle686 22-25 5 Responses May 8, 2009

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    My mum was an alcoholic following her depression

    and became abusive. She ruined 6 years of my life, my dad abandoned me, his home was my only safe place for years until he kicked me out and sent me back to live with my mother where my life was at risk
    olivia0202 olivia0202 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Since i've been young,

    my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories that i want to tell. When i was around 8 years old, my mom got drunk and called some random guy over, i did not feel...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    I am 20 years old and my mother has been an

    alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She has a spilt personality when she's been drinking, she's very angry, aggressive and selfish. When she's sober she is so caring and sweet - it makes me feel guilty because when she isn't drunk it's very hard to be angry at her because...
    Bethy94 Bethy94 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I guess it's something I'm pretty used to at

    this point, but sometimes it still gets to me. I don't really recall a single month in my life where she has been sober, and my dad has never really been around. Now I'm 16, and in college. It's been a rough road so far, and still is. Things are going better than they used to...
    FeelingTheNeon FeelingTheNeon 16-17 Oct 21, 2014

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    My Hero, My Former Alcoholic Mother.

    All my life up until last year, I always had something to hide. My mother was a heavy heavy alcoholic. I didn't understand why, or what the purpose was of drinking. I would dread being home alone with her, or worry when she was at home alone with my two little sisters. I couldn't...
    sillyfishy sillyfishy 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Sorry for the long story.

    I need to talk about it Well my mom doesn't drink in the morning, and she doesn't drink before she drives (thank god) she will have coffee throughout the day but she drinks every night. Sometimes she'll have beer or wine or both. But the amount she drinks isn't healthy...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Today was my last effort to talk my mom into

    getting help for her drinking. I'm not going to kick her out of my life but I'm accepting now that she doesn't want help and she's an adult so she can make her own choices. I'm afraid she is going to drink herself to death before she gets help. I love my mom but she keeps...
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    My Alcoholic Mother

    I am currently 16 years old, and my mother has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. It has been a real battle for my three brothers, my dad, as well as myself. My mom has been in and out of detox about 20 times, and it just seems like the drinking has been getting...
    jackbraun jackbraun 16-17, M 11 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    I Did

    My mom was an alcoholic most of my life. I remember when she would get so drunk that she would tell me to stay in my room, because I was being a bad little girl. She wouldn't feed me when she was drunk that was most nights. I would sometimes go hungry all weekend, until I went to...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    ...what I Saw Was One Of The Hardest Slaps Of Reality, My Mother Was Dying.

    I happened to come across this site after writing a blog myself; http://analcoholicschild.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-untold-story.html regarding the subject. I had never run across anything where a designated subject could be discussed with others like me. I was researching sites...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 22, 2010

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    I feel for everyone who went through this!

    Im so glad I found a site like this!
    michelleking michelleking 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    My Alcoholic Mother And I

    I, am a selfish person. Right now, I am willing to cast my mother aside and not have anything to do with her because of how she has hurt me. Her alcoholism has torn my family apart and left me lying to my friends out of embarrassment. Not to mention the revelation of her cheating...
    Orangetree123 Orangetree123 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    My mother has been an alcoholic

    since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got in a relationship with a man about two years ago and things then got even worse. He would get physically and verbally abusive with...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2014

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    Alcohol Kills.

    I am 22. For my entire life my parents were addicted to something. At first is was Meth, but when I got taken away from them, my mother quit. I was too young to know, but a while after this my mom started drinking. She was a bartender and her father was also a bad alcoholic. This...
    SN21 SN21 22-25 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    I was just in my mothers bathroom,

    looking for a cream with her. Then I spotted a glass of what looked like scotch and water. I picked it up and asked what it was and smelt it, "It's scotch and water, I didn't finish it last night, don't tip it out" Mum said So I did.... She called me a ***** and hit me, not too...
    headachey headachey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    My Drunk Mum

    Coming to this site, reading some of your guys posts has really made me look at her. Yes she is not as bad, yes she is not as embarassing etc. But still my mother gets drunk probably 5 outta 7 days...she does the whole "i am sad" "i am lonely". My father gives...
    Rednik Rednik 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    I'm 17 and I just wish I had a normal mother

    instead of an alcoholic one . She always calls me names and makes me feel so bad about myself . I want a normal life
    TracyQuinn TracyQuinn 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I'm so sick of living like this.

    Not having clean clothes and all my clothes are too big because my mum can't afford money for proper food. She spends it on drink. She said she'd change and I actually believed her. Yet again, she let me down. She hasn't changed. She still drinks. My (Uk) size 8 jeans...
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    My mother's recently begun hiding the wine in

    her bedroom and drinking it there. She goes upstairs at about 6.30 each evening, or earlier depending on her day, and returns noticeably louder, clearly drunk. She starts shouting or laughing really loudly at the tv, even if it's just the news. I usually go to bed early, feeling...
    rosieolivia rosieolivia 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    My mom drank alcohol ever

    since I can remember and it's not just beer or anything that requires a large amount to get drunk but straight up whiskey. Well, anyways on my sixteenth birthday, the party required of 25 people at a public camping ground. I had several friends and family members over. My mom...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    My mom has been sober

    for some time now, but I have the same anxious feeling after she comes back from work or the store or when she sleeps longer than usual, like I brave myself for the worst. I don't think that feeling will ever go away. I always have to hold my breath when she sounds a little off...
    justanotherbrokengirl justanotherbrokengirl 16-17, F Mar 18

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    Not sure where to start really,

    this is my first post on here and this is the reason for my joining. I feel like I can't talk to my friends because I still don't want them to look badly on HER and I'm not sure I'd like the answers they'd give. She is two people. One is kind, caring and is the funniest and...
    minicloud minicloud 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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