I Married An Alcoholic

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    Walking With Courage

    I am married to an alcoholic. I have loved the man deeply for 38 years. He knows it. He has loved me too. I don't want to share him with his addictions, as it is just too painful. I have always thought that just "hanging in there", being supportive, encouraging change, and...
    latebloomerca latebloomerca
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2012

    Why Are Alcoholics Assumed To Be Men?

    (I've been doing a few Google searches, and the vast majority of results assume that the alcoholic will be the husband - even "husbands of alcoholic women" managed to turn up only two results referring to actual female alcoholics. I mean sure, a lot of blokes drink too much, but...
    wp82 wp82
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    My husband started out

    as a binge drinker. Now he drinks everyday. He drinks a 12 pack of beer from the time he leaves work at 6 till he passes out. If he doesn't pass out he picks fights with me and my children 15,13 and 8. Last night we called the police and had them ask him to leave. I feel...
    nynee nynee
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    Here I sit again, I feel alone

    but I am not. He just poured his first drink of the night. I will once again get no love, affection or attention from him. This is not what I signed up for, I never asked for this. I guess I should have saw the signs, I should have known better. I never thought I would end up...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014


    My husband is now seeing a therapist. Which is a huge step. I think he might be starting to see things clearly. It's been 1 full year since major problems arose. Month after month he promised he would set up couples counseling. Month after month nothing. Finally now he is...
    Littledreamer83 Littledreamer83
    26-30, F
    Sep 17, 2013

    I Left But His Actions Still Control Me.how Do I Break Free?

    Today is New Years Day. I wanted things to be different. I wanted a better year than the hell of the last. I was determined to go into 2012 on a better note than I did last year. But then I woke up. Today was a bad day. Or maybe it was a good day. I don't know anymore. We...
    jaded12308 jaded12308
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    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 really clear how little you care about our nonexistent sex/love life, if you made even half the effort that you have been making for this test...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200
    36-40, F
    Apr 12, 2014

    I'm 24 years old, married,

    and have 3 kids. My children are my life, there all I have left in this world. I'm married to a guy that drinks every other day. He suffers from anxiety, and takes pills for it. We have been together for 9 years, and married for 3. His drinking gets on my nerves and he always...
    Precious2009 Precious2009
    26-30, F
    Sep 9, 2014

    I guess I'm an alcoholic.

    . I used to be mean about everything to my gf, I don't anymore and even leave her son alone I drink more now than I did the then, at least 6 beers a day mostly cheap stuff. I was on the Internet checking if drinking is bad for you not if it makes me a bad person I don't think...
    paguero paguero
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    My Beer Drinking Husband

    My husband drinks beer every day, without fail. It is the first thing he does when he gets off work. When he has too many, I can tell by his quick temper. He drinks about 7-12 beers a night, on average. He never goes a night without! I have approached him, and he says that it...
    soonergalstef soonergalstef
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Jul 8, 2011
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