I Lost My Father to Alcoholism

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    My father is currently slipping away due to

    liver failure and everything else that follows. My dad was a loving father, with an addiction. He was not abusive, he just withdrew from the world. This is the hardest thing in my life I've had to go through. He might still be healthy if he hadn't lost his job last year. ??
    mrgn41 mrgn41
    26-30, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    Forgiveness, But I Have What-ifs..

    My parents divorced when i was 5. I saw my father maybe once a year after that until i was 12. In 7th grade, 4 days before my birthday, i came home & mother told me my father had died of alcoholism, that in fact he'd been one my whole life. This was the first i'd heard of it. I...
    UniquePetite UniquePetite
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2012

    So I honestly tried to post this in "I lost my

    father to suicide" and that didn't come up. So this was the next best thing. My dad knocked up my mom when he was 18 in high school. My parents got married and had my sister, my brother, and me. I remember dad saying we were better off without him. He would drink my mom's...
    xx1KC1xx xx1KC1xx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    Lost the Battle

    I was always a daddy girl I worship my dad! Throughout my life he was always there and I just took it for granted he would always be there. Well its been almost five years and you think that time would make losing someone easier it doesn't. I miss everyday and still shed tears...
    Wenny Wenny
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2008

    Addiction, Not An Affliction!

    Words that I heard at sixteen were perhaps the words that saved me, but killed my father. When I heard them, I was in a new atmosphere, one where the 'problem' was actually looked at as a problem and not just dismissed as 'what happens after dark', or 'behind closed doors' of...
    imaginationew imaginationew
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2013

    he wasn't the brightest out there,

    he was just a man who had a different brand of knowledge. he was a generous man, always happy when he seen me and my sister, and he hadn't always made the best calls in life and wound up in trouble at various times of his life... i tried to be the best kid and be happy with the...
    kieth1994 kieth1994
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014
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