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I Love An Alcoholic

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    I Want A Future With My Boyfriend

    I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years, and he is absolutely amazing. I love him and want nothing more than a future with him. Last year, he got a DUI and has since joined the program for first time offenders. With the program, he has to go to AA meetings, classes for...
    picasso3 picasso3 26-30 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Crashed and Burned

    My husband is an alcoholic;  we have been married for 20 years and have 4 wonderful children.  In the last 5 years, my husband has cranked up the drinking to a point where as many of you know, I don't know what to do.  At this moment, I just need to vent.  Our...
    jj111263 jj111263 41-45 7 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    I'll Never Forgive Myself.

    She was 13 years old, sneaking out of the house to get drunk and have sex with her 23 year old boyfriend. She was my only friend, so I covered for her. I protected her. I lied for her. I enabled her. My little sister. She was in rehab before she was legally old enough to drink...
    SaintThursday SaintThursday 22-25 1 Response Nov 29, 2009

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    I Am Strong, I Am Weak

    My husband is an alcoholic. He is the loud, angry, silly, completely nonsensical sort. He is a raging maniac at times. I can't do a single thing. I have been with him for more than half my life. Since I was fifteen. I don't hate him. I don't like to talk bad about him. I am just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    I Loved An Alcoholic, Now She 46 and Brain Damaged...

    Hi to all, I feel for all you who love alcoholics...I've been married for 23 years to a survivor of ******...She never could put that behind here, and drank to get through the pain...Then last year the Alcohol won, and she developed 'Wernicke -Korsakof Syndrome', a type of Brain...
    adam1216 adam1216 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    At The End Of My Rope

    I've been married to my husband for eight years, with him for ten.  When we first lived together, I let him know that if he wanted to be with me he had to stop his excessive drinking.   In total, he quit completely for almost four years.  Then he began having a few beers...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    The Man I Plan On Spending The Rest Of My Life With

    We have been together what seems a life time, some days are horrible. But I focus more on the wonderfully amazing times we have together. I knew when we got together he had a problem, But I didn't let that hold back the bond we share. I too once had a drug addiction so I do...
    StacyRoberts1985 StacyRoberts1985 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    Beginning Battles

    My husband and I have been married just over a year, October 2007, we have a beautiful 15 mo old daughter. (We have been together 6 years, and made it official when I was 6 mo pregnant) I should have known a long time ago that he had a drinking problem. The problem was we were...
    aceofhearts aceofhearts 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    I Loved And I Still Love The Husband Im Trying To Leave And Forget...

    Hi All! Im glad i found your site, so i can share my story... I met my husband when i was 20 and fell madly in love..He was 9 years older then me and i just moved to a new country and was kind of lonely and i fell madly in love. Ive noticed he had a drinking problem probably six...
    natalyp natalyp 31-35 2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Such Sad, Sad Stories

    Well, my story is like so many others. Very sad! My husband of 27 years is an alcoholic. We have been separated for almost a year now. I told him the other day that it was time to do something about our situation. That we needed to file for divorce. He just won't try anything to...
    wishful1 wishful1 46-50 2 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    I Love My Man

    I got reacquainted with an old high school classmate from 30 years ago. I love this man with all my heart, but soon realized that he was drinking and trying to cover up. He admitted to spending 14 months behind bars and had a total of 4 DUI's. He never drinks in front of me or...
    LauraLee63 LauraLee63 46-50 Sep 20, 2012

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    I Love Him But I Must Leave Him For Me

    I have been in  a six year relationship with my soon to be ex-boyfriend. He has been drunk for the whole time. He went to a rehabilitation center for his drinking he stayed there for six months came out to early and started drinking again. Now he thinks I am suppose to...
    itsaboutmenow itsaboutmenow 36-40 1 Response Aug 17, 2009

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    I Am In Love With Her, She Is In Love With Alcohol.

    I met Kathryn on 7/11/08 and there was an immediate attraction there. Everything seemed so good, and still does. I have never felt this way about anyone in my entire life. I truly do love this woman, and I know that she loves me. However, there is a third wheel in this...
    ShakeyDNB ShakeyDNB 26-30 3 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    I Love An Alcoholic Wife

    I am 46 years old and just left visiting my wife the afternoon at an alcohol and durg treament clinic.  She has been there three days and will likely be gone two weeks.  Our marriage has never been perfect and alcohol has always been a part of it.  We have three...
    chager chager 46-50 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Unhappy

    My boyfriend of 2 years is an alcholic my ex of 16 was an alcholic . It's to the point where my life is unbearable and I can't take it anymore. I have 2 teenage daughters at home plus an older daughter and a 2 year old grandson each day I'm with him seems to get worse he's like...
    Jacknmike Jacknmike 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Guys, I Need Help. Please Read And Respond.

    So, I'm just about to turn 18, in just a few days, and i'll be college bound in September. I met Christopher about a year a half ago, we became friends instantly, and we talked to each other at least once weekly via facebook chat and text message, we ended up becoming good...
    looktothesky12 looktothesky12 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    Father

    My father is an alchoholic. Not the destructive, drink 'til drunk type. I've never seen him drunk; he has a very high tolerance level for alchohol and laughing gas. I inherited the laughing gas part (doesn't help much for lip surgery ).He can't live without drinking 7+ bottles...
    aquamoon13 aquamoon13 13-15, F Apr 24, 2012

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    Understand

    If you are with someone who has a problem such a drinking and being an alcoholic you have to understand that they have a problem. I was in a relationship for two years with an alcoholic and I still love him. One thing you can not do is play the victim role. If you know they have...
    Unknownwriter123 Unknownwriter123 18-21 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Tears

    I am 24 years old and I'm in love with an alcoholic! Since I can remember he's been telling me that he's going to stop drinking But I haven't seen much of a change yet. I can't leave him alone for a second without him gettin drunk. It's hurtful and embarrassing at times! I just...
    Msprettypink86 Msprettypink86 22-25 3 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    I Just Dont Know What To Do Anymore

    my best friend and practically my girlfriend is an alcoholic and I love her more than anything in this world but I hate her drinking I don't drink I did a little at points in my life but now I just hate it. The biggest problem has always been that she sees no problem with...
    unicornsNsparkles unicornsNsparkles 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I Love the Man He Is When He's Sober...

    He told me when we started dating that he was a recovering alcoholic. I didn't really know what that was. I learned a lot about alcoholism by reading, asking questions, and going to open AA meetings. I thought I had a pretty good idea what this alcoholism "thing"...
    a2lisa a2lisa 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2007

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    I Knew Better

    my mind told me i was being stupid to give this guy a chance. but he was a sweet guy. he was always drunk. he begged me to give him a chance and after two months i am here, after having broken up with him.but now i have that empty feeling. he still is texting me and telling me he...
    babeusa babeusa 31-35, F Feb 8, 2012

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    I Am Madly In Love With An Alcoholic

    I met Steve 6 months ago and it was truly love at first sight for me.  After meeting him and spending endless hours, I truly beieved I had met my soul mate.  Unfortunately, I allowed my better judgment to lapse and I started to drink with him ending up with now a...
    mysweetangelbaby mysweetangelbaby 56-60, F 11 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    In Love And Not Loving It!

    I am 42 years old, have 3 wonderful girls. That in itself should make me feel so greatful and crazy all at once. But. After a horrible second marraige I was sure I would never be able to love again. After being married to the girls father for 10 years I left a disasterous...
    cageofglass cageofglass 41-45 Oct 28, 2012

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    My Husband Won't Stop

    I am pretty much the same as all here.  My husband and I have been married for 8 years.   He is a recovering alcoholic.  About two years ago he started drinking and doing drugs again. I am having a hard time.  I try to go to Al-Anon...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    How Do I Stop Hurting Even Now He Is Gone

    Hi everyone knew to this and dont really know where to start. I have just split with my alcoholic jeckyl and hyde. Its been three wks since I made him go and not heard from him since. I worry daily if he is ok or not but this has been one hell of a rollercoaster and i have...
    ylenia63 ylenia63 41-45, F Apr 18, 2011

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    Can't Help Myself

    Been married to him for 15 years, gets worse every year. When he is drunk, he calls me names and says awful things that i just can't forget. But I love him, he can be so sweet and kind when he's sober. I guess I'm lucky he doen't hit me like some alcoholic's do.  Would love...
    Hyampomgal Hyampomgal 61-65 Apr 15, 2009

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    I Can't Stop Loving My Alcoholic Husband; Anyone's Input Is Much Appreciated

    I married him recently, 5 months ago. He and I have been together for almost six years. He was an alcoholic when I met him, but it was football season in college. I wasn't mature enough to understand the difference. I didn't realize what his alcoholism had been doing to me until...
    Ladyfrmspace Ladyfrmspace 22-25 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    In Love With A Habitual Addict =(

    I"m 27 and my boyfriend of 2 years is 31. We have a sweet innocent 5m old baby girl. I have 2 boys from a previous marriage. He was sober for 9 months when I met him and he was instantly my soulmate I knew he was the one I had been waiting for all my life. 3m into our...
    jenncollette jenncollette 26-30 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    I Dont Know How Much Longer I Can Hang On

    I love my girlfriend very much. She is a wonderful, thoughtful, loving person - when she is sober.  We have been together for over 3 years, living together for a little over 2 years.  She has always had a couple drinks every evening since I have known her. ...
    SillyFool SillyFool 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I Stand By The Man

    The man is my husband. Everything is better if I just let him be and focus on what I have to do instead. I don't drink with him, or hang with him when he does. I don't support it, I don't chase him down when he's out or try to change him. That sort of thing is wasted energy. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2011

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    So Sick of It All...

    I have been with the same man for 15 years. When we first got together, there didn't seem to be any kind of drinking problem. He would have an occasional beer, or we'd go out and have a couple margaritas once in awhile. No big deal, just the usual social drinking.  Then he...
    tlorr58 tlorr58 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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    The Man I Still Love

    This is the most painful, exhausting, heartbreaking thing I have ever experienced. I married him 3 years ago, knowing that he had a problem. But, "our love was strong enough that we could get through it together." What a joke. I look back on how ignorant I was and...
    shelleybelly shelleybelly 31-35, F 13 Responses May 25, 2007

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    Still Holding Onto Hope

    I have a new relationship (6 months) with a man who is an alcoholic. We both have children, and we now live together. Last Thursday things came to a screeching halt when he lied to me and instead of coming home stayed out all night drinking and slept in his truck. I was done. My...
    PunkyBrewster PunkyBrewster 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    My Husband The Alcoholic

    He drinks everyday all day pretty much. The older kids are starting to hate him, because he will start giving drunk lectures. We've been married for 17 years. His work ethic sucks obviously. I do everthing around the house he has never helped at all. Its pretty bad when he...
    frankie2692010 frankie2692010 36-40 May 22, 2011

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    How I Fell In Love With An Alcoholic...

    My title isn't very creative. But the truth is plain... I met my boyfriend (I'll just call him 'J') in November of 2010 at our mutual work place. I was instantly attracted to him but was too shy to initiate conversation. After a few months, I moved into a new house with some...
    StandTall StandTall 18-21, F Jun 25, 2011

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    Girlfriend

    I picked ANOTHER bad person to date...guhh how am I so good at this?? I seriously need to be on a gameshow called "How to Destroy Your Life." I've been dating my partner for 6 months now, going on 7. I moved in a month ago to help her out since her roommate left. Since I moved...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    Lifelong Lesson

    Alcoholism has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I can still see myself, 5 years old standing at the window long after I should have been in bed waiting for my father to come home.  I have hundreds of childhood memories, involving waiting for my father...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F 1 Response May 23, 2011

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    Thoughts?

    I am in love with a brillant charming and successful man.    I am pretty sure he is an alcoholic...drinks when he can...lunches....dinners....and of course every night at home.  When asked him if he could stop....he did for several weeks.  The issue...
    w8ing w8ing 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    Becoming Worried...

    I'm a 19 year old female and i am in a relationship with a same age guy who i get along with really wonderfully. We love eachother and talk to eachother openly and honestly. Him and i are not working/schooling right now..its been months. I'm in the works of getting a really great...
    lainerbug lainerbug 18-21, F May 7, 2012

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    Vicious Cycle

    I have been dating my girlfriend for two years. I knew about her drinking for most of it. She always assures me that she is done, and never going back. But reality is that she never lasts more than a few weeks. She knows she is an alcoholic, but just can't seem to fight back hard...
    shawnparsons453 shawnparsons453 36-40 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I read all of the stories and I can relate to them my husband was the sort of man that women adore beautiful in everyway but he is a functioning alcoholic .So I did it I left my...
    sunshineonarainyday sunshineonarainyday 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Being in alcoholic and have a drink every day it's two different things me I'm in alcoholic and love it I don't drink till I can't walk but drinking all day long is not a bad thing...
    jarvis2639 jarvis2639 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My Doctor says I'm a serious alcoholic, but I think I'm more of a funny alcoholic.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am 7 yrs sober. Sometimes i drink a bottle of beer for certain holidays but only while there are people around me. I always have the urge to drink but managed to control it by...
    Yersparky Yersparky 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    It all started when i was 11 i went to Guatemala to visit my family, when i met this cute kid one year older then me, we hung out a lot since he lived next door to my grandmas...
    Siomara Siomara 18-21 Jul 7

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    My father is to blame for my depression, BPD and distrust in people. Alcoholism is not a disease to me, it is a selfish lifestyle choice. I will never sympathize for parents who...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    My mother is a great person when she's sober. She'd do anything for nothing, just to see someone smile. When I was young, probably three years old, when my father was still with us...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm an Alcoholic and debating a drink.
    rrglasgow rrglasgow 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    A gay alcoholic who suffers from depression. What a combination! I've drunk nearly all my life. Mainly to block out past experiences and it's my pathetic way of dealing with self...
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Yesterday I hungout with friends, and... Didn't drink 👏👏💪💪 in all honesty, I was trying to hangout with drunk people while being sober...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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