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I Have An Alcoholic Mother

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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 2 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    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...
    Allcatsareawesome Allcatsareawesome 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 worry about her all the time.

    I just hope she will get help before it is too late.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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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 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Hi, I'm looking for advice!

    My mum has been an alcoholic for as along as I can remember and also battles depression. I have helped her and supported her for years when no one else would but she has made no improvement and it doesn't look like she's trying to improve! She has been off work the past few...
    Itmeansnoworries Itmeansnoworries 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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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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    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 13-15, M 5 Responses May 7

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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

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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 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 Jul 10

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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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    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 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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    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T 1 Response Apr 11

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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 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 13-15, M Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    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 18-21, F Dec 22, 2014

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