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I Married a Drug Addict

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    Wondring Why - after 5 years of marriage ....i suddenly woke up discovering that my husband is an abuser .... he used to be addicted to alchole before marriage ( i didn't know...
    sallyadam sallyadam 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    My "better " Husband - When I met my husband he smoked pot and drank. We were both young. His behavior didn't bother me at that time. It has been 8 years and a lot in-between. He...
    wantout123 wantout123 26-30 3 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    It Was All A Lie - I met my husband 10 yrs ago and weve been married for 7. He was THE party guy in our small towns, if anyone did more drugs/booze then him they died, he was full...
    laceymick03 laceymick03 26-30 Aug 22, 2011

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    Drugs And Trust - Im not married but my boyfriend is a drug addict. We have been together for two years and I have found out multiple timea he was lying to me bout taking pills...
    Thisthingcalledliving Thisthingcalledliving 22-25 3 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    When Is Enough, Enough??? - I'm amazed at how much I can relate to the stories I have read...the anger, confusion, pain etc... I have been married for 6 months...we have been...
    knlt knlt 22-25 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Snowed - I am writing my story in the hopes of accomplishing two things. First, if I can help anyone else out there living through this nightmare, it will be worth it. Second, I am...
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Crack Head, Drug Addict, Man That I Am Married To . . . - Yep, that about sums it up. I've been with this man for over 30 years, and I've spent the past five years in a living hell...
    tainttellin tainttellin 46-50 3 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    I Didnt Now He Was An Addict - I read all the stories and non of them say if there is opportunity. He is the first addict that I had ever meet in my life so I didnt now how does a...
    memarried memarried 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    I Should Have Known Better - I met this guy thru a friend.  She is from the "ghetto", im not.  She said that she thought i should get to know him.  He was...
    stronger stronger 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    He Maybe Doing Better But I Don't Trust Him Still. - I was wrong about last time when I thought he had fell off.  He actually had not around the time he got the children, but...
    2freeme 2freeme 41-45 7 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    How Many Chances? - I met my now husband 12 years ago through mutual friends. We clicked immediately. He had the kindest eyes and the sweetest smile. We were both looking for...
    kml17 kml17 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Almost Free Again. - Im surpriced at how much I can relate to the stories Ive read here from people also married to addicts. For a long time I felt I was alone in this. Im 21 and...
    befreeagain befreeagain 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    He Left Again After This Last Relapse. - It has been two weeks since he left this time and it has just hit me and I am crying.  I have experienced this so many times over the...
    2freeme 2freeme 41-45 6 Responses May 4, 2009

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    He Saw Me Coming!!! - The only word I can think of when I think about this HOT MESS I am in is CRAZY! Yes, truly, truly CRAZY! I got married 3 years ago to a person who I thought...
    Hesawmecoming Hesawmecoming 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    What Attracts Us to the Addict? - When I think back now on my time with my husband, I have a difficult time facing its reality. I chose to be with him.   I chose to...
    survivedabuse survivedabuse 56-60 5 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Never Thought I'd Find Myself Here - How is it possible that there are so many people suffering under the same horrible circumstances? I think I'm a pretty intelligent, kind...
    justamomentintime justamomentintime 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Time To Focus On Me - I've been married to a marijuana addict for 12 years. I didn't realize he was an addict until about 4 years into our Marriage. Sure I knew he smoked and I did...
    TiredOfBeingSecond TiredOfBeingSecond 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Let Down Again - So my husband went to get on suboxone.  For 2 1/2 months he was straight.  No drugs, no withdrawl.  I was so happy.  But here we are again...
    his2ndchoice his2ndchoice 26-30 6 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    I Married A Drug Addict - After nearly a year I am ready to talk about being married for nearly a year to an addicted person. When I met her she said she had stopped drinking and I...
    Georgio2 Georgio2 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Sad - I've been with my husband for 8 years, married for three of those eight. I came to know about his percocet addication six months after we married. I told him he needed...
    HappyHappyJoy HappyHappyJoy 26-30 Sep 9, 2012

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    Happiness? At What Price? - I have been married for 28 yrs (in 2 days) and I wonder if I should get out. My husband is a great person and I love him; but he is an addict. He has no...
    readytogo12 readytogo12 56-60, F Oct 3, 2012

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    Prego With Drug Addict Husband - Hello I married the love of my life that I thought was recovered from a long drug habit of heroin, pills, and everything else. He got on a drug...
    PregnantNFedUP PregnantNFedUP 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    Just Want It All To Stop! - When i met my husband i did not know what i was getting into. I fell in love with his stories... I fell in love with the man he wanted to be! I never...
    eliian12 eliian12 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    So I Married a Drug Addict:2 - I've decided that it sucks to be an adult. When did people stop helping you make the right decision? When did the weight of the world start to land...
    hatethebitch hatethebitch 31-35 2 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Sad -   By: Me Written on September 9th, 2012 I've been with my husband for 8 years, married for three of those eight. I came to know about his percocet addication six...
    HappyHappyJoy HappyHappyJoy 26-30 Sep 9, 2012

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    This Can't Be All There Is To Life...married To An Addict. - I met, fell in love with, and married an addict. At some point, I thought that I could put up with it. I believed that...
    OnlyGodKnowsMyPain OnlyGodKnowsMyPain 31-35 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    "i Am Married To A Heroin Addict" - Hello! I dont know where to start and I dont even know where to finish because I think this story does not have an end, at least not...
    lissette05 lissette05 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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    I Guess God Knew - I've wanted to be a mother ever since I was dragging around dolls as a young girl. I guess because my mom has always been such an awesome role model for me, I've...
    audreyo audreyo 21-25, F 10 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    I have been married to my husband for 13 years. We were high school sweethearts. We’ve known each other since I was 13 years old; we got married when I was 19 and he was 20. Our...
    Confusedasever01 Confusedasever01 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    My Husbands An Addict - he was in the military and got hurt in afghan and got hurt and the army got him hooked on pain pills. hes been out now for almost a year and we have went...
    needingafriendandhelp needingafriendandhelp 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    So I Married a Drug Addict: 3 - Writing about my story is so therapeutic. Writing here is nice because I get feedback, but I actually started writing about my experience a few...
    hatethebitch hatethebitch 31-35 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    Husband Left Me And Kids For Drugs, Alcohol And To Live With A Prostitute - my husband left me and my 3 kids for drugs. it's been almost a year and I havent received any financial...
    ashmaly ashmaly 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    I Married A Drug Addict - I have been married for 14 years to my husband. We are both Christians. He was an addict when I married him, but he was in recovery. He worked off and on...
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Cold Hard Truth - Addicts don’t love themselves...how in the world do you think they could love you? Addicts chose drugs vs. sobriety, not drugs vs. "you." A...
    ncirishchic1 ncirishchic1 36-40, F Aug 8, 2011

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    Will This Ever Stop? - I have been with my husband for 18 years and married for 15. We married when I was 18 and he was 21. We did a lot of partying and lived it up every weekend...
    Time4chg Time4chg 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    He Relapsed...after 3 Months Clean. - So I have been married to my husband for 5 years and we have two small boys together aged 5 & 3. I found out in April that he was smoking...
    dnbmommy dnbmommy 26-30 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    So I Married a Drug Addict - I've always felt that life has a purpose, that people are brought into our lives for a reason, or maybe that I was brought into their...
    hatethebitch hatethebitch 31-35 15 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    I Married My Bestfriend But Not This New Man. - I've known my now husband for almost 7 yrs, we just got married in may. For the last year he's been doing cocaine and I just found...
    womanofsteele womanofsteele 22-25 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    I Want Off Of This Roller Coaster!!! - I have been married for a little over six years now. I have never had any addiction in my life so had no clue what I was getting myself into...
    Ceceslh1 Ceceslh1 31-35 1 Response Dec 28, 2012

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    $hould I Stay Or Go? - I met my husband when my son was almost two months. The way he treated my son as his own made me fall fast. We got married after three months and it felt...
    simplyconfused24 simplyconfused24 22-25 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    I Married A Drug Addict And Knew - i meet my husband back in 2000 know he sometimes use drugs but not realize how bad it was. we move right after getting together and things just...
    pebbles241 pebbles241 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Everybody Shuts The Door In My Face... :( - My husband's drug problem + puting his mommy before me and the kids have made us drift apart a lot. It has slowly been escalating from...
    CinnamonCake CinnamonCake 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Married To A Drug Addict - I have been with my husband for 23 years then i married him. I realize now that it was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. We have been married for...
    gw212 gw212 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    He Called. - He called late last night after getting up the nerve.  It usually takes longer because in the past I would be so anger I would not answer or I would hang up...
    2freeme 2freeme 41-45 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    He Seemed So Perfect... - I found this group last night after a stressful evening with my husband. I stayed up way too late reading all the stories. It was strange and amazing at...
    FindingMe11 FindingMe11 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    I Married a Meth Addict - I wish I could say I didn't know what I was getting into but I did.  I thought if I just loved him enough he would stay clean.  We have a...
    sunraya sunraya 31-35 3 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    I Knew All Along - I met my husband in January of 2000 when I was a freshman in college. We quickly became close friends and confidantes. I knew that he was into drugs and alcohol...
    JadedJ JadedJ 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Where To Go From Here - I had just graduated from College and he was about to graduate in a year. I had know him since Elementary school which seemed like my whole life. We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    My Husband Is a Drug Addict - I have been married for a little over a year now, however my husband and I have been separated for about 3months.  I will start from the...
    beanie09 beanie09 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    The Love Of My Life Is An Addict - I have been married going on two years to the man of my dreams sadly I had no knowledge of his past drug use (because he denied ever having...
    Shely81 Shely81 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    In Love But So Sad... - How do you start to tell the story of how and why your life is the way it is? Mine I guess would have to start with the simple fact that I fell in love...
    dmwr dmwr 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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