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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 People

    The Secret Keeper

    I haven't written about my marriage in awhile. The problems I faced in my marriage is what actually brought me to EP in the first place. I debated writing this story - since it brings up a lot of emotions. I met my ex husband 12 years ago. He seemed...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Sad And Heart Broken

    I married my childhood sweetheart he started drinking at age 12 he now drinks 18 beers a day every single day 7 days a week.  When he is sober which is a very small time frame he doesn't talk to me and he isn't very nice.  At first when he starts drinking he is fairly...
    lisajd1959 lisajd1959 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    I Was Married to An Alcoholic

    I have seen what damage drinking can do to people, I mean all the way around ,from being raised  by drunks and than being ,married to one, I have NO, respect for some one who drinks not in my world ,I have seen enough ,
    lespaulmarK lespaulmarK 36-40 4 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Alcoholic Ex Frightened My Neighbors Too

    I was 19 when I married my Ex, he was 30.They say age doesn't matter and in this relationship it wasn't the problem, Alcohol was.I was some what naive back then and didn't see my Ex as an alcoholic, just thought he had a drink every now and thenOn my marriage night I found out...
    zynthia zynthia 41-45, F Jan 10, 2011

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    Don't Let It Happen To Your Kids

    My daughter lived primarily with my ex and her new husband ( the alcoholic) from about 7 to 14. One evening she called me to come get my daughter b/c "he" came home drunk, yelling... I brought the law with me. I arrived first and got my daughter out of the house but stayed...
    VickieBonne VickieBonne 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    Sad And Heart Broken

    I married my childhood sweetheart he started drinking at age 12 he now drinks 18 beers a day every single day 7 days a week.  When he is sober which is a very small time frame he doesn't talk to me and he isn't very nice.  At first when he starts drinking he is fairly...
    lisajd1959 lisajd1959 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    My wife (now ex) was/is a compulsive liar. All the time we were married I started to realise something was not quite right. I caught her lying about a number of things, some...
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    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    but wish I was married with lovely children oh I hate my life
    Snowbird26 Snowbird26 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not married... When I was younger (before I had kids) I never wanted to get married, I had no intentions of ever getting married! To me, marriage was stupid & all it was to me...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ExperienceisMyProject ExperienceisMyProject 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Debneedshelp Debneedshelp 56-60, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ruffekim1 Ruffekim1 61-65, M Jul 27

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    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I was 12 and I had to live with my mom's stepfather and my grandma, so he was an alcoholic and my mom was pregnant so he had to take care of me. We were on a couch watching tv and...
    melissac1999 melissac1999 16-17, F Jul 26

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    I mean, my mom was an alcoholic. She would get violent. She often burned me with her cigarettes. I don't like having to be reminded of my experiences with that b*tch. Hey, she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My mom was an alcoholic. She died when she ran into a metal telephone pole. She was drunk. B*tch deserved it. Kinda hate the fact that I had to call her my mother. My dad didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My husband is an alcoholic and has been for the last 10 years. I'm so sick of talking about him being an alcoholic thinking about him being an alcoholic I rarely drink and alcohol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25

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    Some of the abuse children suffer is not physical, but leaves scares of a different sort. I suffered some things that fall into the roll your eyes category. My family were...
    slowman0000 slowman0000 56-60, M Jul 24

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    It's now been two weeks since my last drink and about a month since I was drunk. I'm hoping to go another month without getting wasted.
    fishandchips321 fishandchips321 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I was in denial about being a lesbian. I married my best friend, I think a lot of the reason, I was subconsciously trying to find a "normal family." 2 months after getting married...
    michellebella46 michellebella46 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Vincy19041972 Vincy19041972 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Going to try to keep this as short at I can with all the details. Let's see, and sorry if it ends up being too long with many grammar mistakes. I just need somewhere to vent...
    speakingout954 speakingout954 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    My husband is an alcoholic. I have two teens and we are all emotionally exhausted. the constant lying is wearing on me. and them. I spend most of my time daydreaming about leaving...
    Kristiwrites Kristiwrites 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    As a kid well I mean I'm still a kid life was always up and down u never really knew who was really there for u my mom would drink and I would have nothing I could do to help me or...
    marz2020 marz2020 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My mother was drunk when she came to get me and she was saying the dumbest ****. She's not an alcoholic, The categories on EP are so limited.
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am officially a married woman!! Feels good to say that. I got married on July 11, 2015 at 12:00pm. I cant tell you how happy I am that it was sunny.We came back from our...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    He was a sick, twisted man that always had a bottle in his hand when he wasn't using that fist to beat me and my siblings half to death. When I grew up, I snapped on him, and...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M Jul 21

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    My husband and I have been together for 38 years and I have gotten to a place where I have finally had enough! Through the years he has cheated on me twice, he's been a drug...
    Dawn1118 Dawn1118 56-60, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I may say this I never been an alcoholic or had editions I marked this for a very special person in my life my hubby . he told me when he was 8 he started drinking and getting high...
    ritskixx ritskixx 36-40, F Jul 20

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