I Love An Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    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
    1 Response Aug 17, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 17, 2011

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 4, 2013

    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
    9 Responses Jun 19, 2010


    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 1, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    My ex is an alcoholic.

    We dated for a year and half, lived together for a year. Two nights ago he threw me out of our home in a drunken state because I was upset about how much he'd had to drink and the fact that he didn't tell me his friend was spending the night. That night his friend stayed in our...
    thisdizzydreamr thisdizzydreamr
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 29, 2009

    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
    May 22, 2011

    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
    Sep 20, 2012

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2011

    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


    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
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2011


    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

    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
    Mar 24, 2011

    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

    I loved and still love an alcoholic.

    We were together five years and split up a year ago, we have since been on and off for the duration of this time. I'm not a stupid person but find it so difficult to let this relationship go despite knowing how toxic it is.
    KZR07 KZR07
    41-45, F
    Oct 6, 2015


    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

    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

    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
    Oct 28, 2012

    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
    7 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    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

    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
    9 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    Two days ago was our one year anniversary

    and four days ago, the day after my birthday, I finally left. After being beaten, lied to about everything, cheated on, and manipulated...I left everything I owned and took my truck and went to live with my brother. He would take my truck and leave me with no way to get home...
    ashespain ashespain
    31-35, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    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

    is he sitting in his chair watching our shows

    thinking of how he can get me back? is he contemplating changing his life just for a woman he loves? or is he drinking...with the woman he chose over me? how can he not fight like loosing me would be the death of him? how can my heart hurt so much for a man who is content to...
    ashespain ashespain
    31-35, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    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
    Apr 15, 2009
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