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I Love An Alcoholic

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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...
    jenncollette jenncollette 26-30 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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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...
    Unknownwriter123 Unknownwriter123 18-21 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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...
    babeusa babeusa 31-35, F Feb 8, 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...
    shawnparsons453 shawnparsons453 36-40 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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...
    a2lisa a2lisa 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2007

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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...
    natalyp natalyp 31-35 2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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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...
    cageofglass cageofglass 41-45 Oct 28, 2012

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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...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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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...
    SaintThursday SaintThursday 22-25 1 Response Nov 29, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2011

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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...
    chager chager 46-50 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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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...
    unicornsNsparkles unicornsNsparkles 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 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...
    itsaboutmenow itsaboutmenow 36-40 1 Response Aug 17, 2009

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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...
    Hyampomgal Hyampomgal 61-65 Apr 15, 2009

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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...
    aceofhearts aceofhearts 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 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...
    w8ing w8ing 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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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...
    PunkyBrewster PunkyBrewster 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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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...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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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...
    SillyFool SillyFool 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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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...
    jj111263 jj111263 41-45 7 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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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...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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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...
    Msprettypink86 Msprettypink86 22-25 3 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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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...
    lainerbug lainerbug 18-21, F May 7, 2012

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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...
    aquamoon13 aquamoon13 13-15, F Apr 24, 2012

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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...
    ylenia63 ylenia63 41-45, F Apr 18, 2011

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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...
    ShakeyDNB ShakeyDNB 26-30 3 Responses Sep 30, 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...
    Jacknmike Jacknmike 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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...
    Ladyfrmspace Ladyfrmspace 22-25 1 Response Feb 28, 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...
    adam1216 adam1216 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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...
    picasso3 picasso3 22-25 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    tlorr58 tlorr58 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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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...
    LauraLee63 LauraLee63 46-50 Sep 20, 2012

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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...
    StandTall StandTall 18-21, F Jun 25, 2011

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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...
    frankie2692010 frankie2692010 36-40 May 22, 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...
    wishful1 wishful1 46-50 2 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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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...
    mysweetangelbaby mysweetangelbaby 56-60, F 11 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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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...
    looktothesky12 looktothesky12 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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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...
    shelleybelly shelleybelly 31-35, F 12 Responses May 25, 2007

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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...
    StacyRoberts1985 StacyRoberts1985 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have been an EP member for quite a few years but for some reason I have never got around to announcing that I am/was an alcoholic. Actually I did mention this in passing in...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic. Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I know that I made the right decision by deciding to get a divorce. As a recovering alcoholic who had been married to an alcoholic who had no intention to quit, staying with her...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am a recovering alcoholic , I haven't drank in ten yrs , but I've watched my husband get blitzed everyday of his life for the last ten yrs , we have a 12 yr old daughter together...
    donewitit donewitit 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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