I Have An Alcoholic Mother

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    I have an alcoholic mother,

    who has been drinking for a few years now. My father doesn't care about me and my brothers have their own families to worry about. I am trying to let my past go and start a new life, but I can literally see the scars that my mother has put on me through the years of her...
    JosiPie JosiPie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

    I just found out my mother is an alcoholic

    because of how malicious, unloving, and cruel my father is. she lost her first husband to cancer after having two kids and lost her brother at the age of 18. her kids are what you call "**** ups", but my brother is improving. my mom had a hard life and loved my father in the...
    volleyballobsessed volleyballobsessed
    16-17, F
    Apr 11, 2016

    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

    When I was 16 I got arrested,

    when my mom and her boyfriend picked me up from the jail they were both hammered drunk but some how none of the police noticed?! After they released me to her custody we walked to the parking lot where she slapped me in the face. Then we got in the truck-drunk driver mind you...
    Mad0003 Mad0003
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    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

    I told my mum about things in this article I

    read about addiction being more about a person's environment and that it means they're isolated and sad and they're creating a bond with their dependence in place of people. she just got angry at me... I'm so over this...
    headachey headachey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    my mother is an alcoholic

    and has been for my entire life. my 2 younger brothers are starting to be affected by it and that's what bothers me the most. i wish that she would change but she just won't and i leave for college next fall so i'm scared to leave my brothers alone. i wrote her a letter...
    StressedLonelyConfused StressedLonelyConfused
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I worry about her all the time.

    I just hope she will get help before it is too late.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    After nearly 2 weeks of not drinking,

    she has started again. The most she can go is maybe 3 weeks max. She stopped because of severe pain in her stomach. She says she can drink a bit and then stop, but I know she can't. She is not the type of person who can be a casual drinker. It will be a few beers and vodka and...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    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
    Mar 25, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2014

    It breaks my heart. She's been an alcoholic

    as long as I can remember. We are not very close but I love her
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    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
    Oct 21, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2014

    It's has positives and negatives really.

    Some positives are she's hilarious when drunk and I can hear her puking in the bathroom.. Kinda funny. Also she lets me do whatever I want then.. I sometimes don't see her all day because she spends nights at clubs or bars with friends getting drunk.. Beings house wife lets her...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones
    16-17, M
    4 Responses May 7, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    11 Responses Aug 25, 2010

    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...
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    We just discovered my mom is an alcoholic.

    She has acted pretty drunk before (and it was annoying as hell) but she is a generally goofy person- soon we found out she was going through about a bottle a night. My sister and I told my dad and he recently confronted her about it. She confessed, but now she is furious at my...
    Floridagirlfaith Floridagirlfaith
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    So Much Pain

    Ok this is really hard for me to write. I have never told anyone about my mom and only my family knows she drinks. It hurts me so much because when I was little I didn't understand she was drunk until one night. I was sleeping with her cause I was scared (I was only about 7 at...
    CuzzyWillWin CuzzyWillWin
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 31, 2007

    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
    Feb 26, 2012

    I am 15 years old and my mum has been an

    alcoholic for a very long time and she is a nasty...abusive drunk. Always angry at the world, angry at my siblings and I and and at my dad, but I am now safe and away from her.
    BxbyGxrlPrinxess BxbyGxrlPrinxess
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2015

    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

    3 days ago myself and entire family lost the

    most influential person in our lives, my grandmother, best friend, fill in mom, most loving and accepting person I've ever known. such a beautiful woman inside and out. after 9 fighting days in icu she came home to join my pappy. our entire family rallied hard for her, all of us...
    peacefulpasser peacefulpasser
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I love my mom, but she is an alcoholic.

    I don't mind to be honest, she isn't a bad drunk, she doesn't get mean or angry or anything. She just likes to drink and to party. Only when she is badly hungover she is a bit grumpy, but that grumpy mood usually goes away in the afternoon. We live in Ireland by the way. I haven...
    batmansfriend batmansfriend
    16-17, M
    Jul 13, 2015

    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
    5 Responses May 8, 2009

    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
    1 Response Oct 16, 2008

    My mom is an alcoholic

    and forgets our conversations constantly. She doesn't remember most of the time what we have talked about the day before.
    JourneyRoad JourneyRoad
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    pmthompson pmthompson
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    My mom is sober and lies to my youngest 2

    siblings about me and doesn't want me around... Does anyone have a similar situation?
    T9876 T9876
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2014

    I Am Tempted To End My Relationship W/ Mother

    My mother has always had a hard time controlling her drinking, for my entire life, but now she's resolved to drinking daily and shutting herself off from the world.  I very rarely talk to her because when we do, I always end up sad and frustrated, and hurt by her words.  Our...
    stephenator stephenator
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    I'm 15 years old now

    and I have been aware that my mom is an alcoholic since I was 9-10. so I'll start from the beginning I remember the first time I realized something was wrong she was walking me to cvs and she couldn't even stand straight, she was knocking things over and said we had to go back...
    anonymous347 anonymous347
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014
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