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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I met this guy at a Fashion show, we never really spoke much but exchanged business cards. he later added me on skype and we'd converse daily ever since. When we had our first date...
    mwichkins mwichkins 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I realized I was an alcoholic my sophomore year of college. I never went a day without drinking. I drank throughout the day and at night. I was partying, but only went for the...
    Elysion Elysion 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I’m finally out. Hi everyone. I joined this group two days ago to get support to leave forever my MM. After reading everyone’s stories, I feel compelled to write mine. I am...
    nycgrrrl nycgrrrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    On 17th of April I met a guy on the street I was driving my car with my cousin and he was in his car beside me on the traffic stop sign , he asked me to stop and we started...
    sisikuci sisikuci 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I have only told one person about this then it was made a big thing. I was molested by my male cousin when I was 9-11 while he was 15-18 he used to make me feel special and tell me...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I met this guy I like him. We were sweet for each other so I was on Facebook one day and I check to see if he had a page, he did. I looked at his page and saw that he his status...
    KassieLola KassieLola 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was raised a Jehovahs Witness. That proved be a hardship in my life when it came to accepting who i was as a person. From a very young age, I new I was gay. I used to get the...
    akg27 akg27 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    1 of the worst things I ever done-I was 19 and he was 30.I wasn't thinking about his age it was more of his personality and looks lol.He told me right away he was married but i...
    sexycapricorn29 sexycapricorn29 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I had an affair with a married man.. At first I didn't know that until he told me after we started to get serious! I'm a 18 yr old guy who is gay. He is very DL which his wife didn...
    avabooboo avabooboo 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure if I was sexually abused. When I was 14, a much older man in his late 40's took an interest in me and my being naive and fatherless decided I liked the attention. He...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I met this guy, I'll call him Dean, at his job at the library. I got his email address because of something library related and sent him one or two- very business like emails. I...
    theotherwoman83 theotherwoman83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    When we got together he never told me he was married and one day he was in the shower and his phone went off and I looked and there was this message from another women. When I...
    bcgirl1999 bcgirl1999 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was married once, my marriage was annulled. I have a daughter who lives with me. She is always a part of me, and will always be with me. I need a man who will understand and...
    MissKassandra MissKassandra 31-35, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Okay so. Oh god, where do I even start, I just have to get this off my chest. My step father and his best friend molested me when I was very young, I was younger than eight years...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Not sure where to start really, this is my first post on here and this is the reason for my joining. I feel like I can't talk to my friends because I still don't want them to look...
    minicloud minicloud 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I read all of the stories and I can relate to them my husband was the sort of man that women adore beautiful in everyway but he is a functioning alcoholic .So I did it I left my...
    sunshineonarainyday sunshineonarainyday 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been married for 7 years to an ACOA and recovering alcoholic. The issues were hidden for a long time, even his alcoholism was only truly realized about 3 years ago. As soon as...
    tejpreet9 tejpreet9 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    My mother is a great person when she's sober. She'd do anything for nothing, just to see someone smile. When I was young, probably three years old, when my father was still with us...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is probably a more common problem than I think.. I want to have an affair, I'm newly married but we have had problems for awhile, my husband is an alcoholic .. I feel...
    danitykane13 danitykane13 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    As much as it is scary to admit, sobriety is becoming a very enjoyable experience for me. These last few weeks have been incredibly challenging but I have survived them and I have...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Hi everyone. I had a particularly tough weekend with my husband. I was so upset & disappointed. I was searching for support and found this site. Read many of your experiences, felt...
    kbella1218 kbella1218 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Every. Damn. Night. He's drunk all the time. I love going to parties and having fun, but he ruins it. I hate it. I used to really love my dad, but I can't when he's drunk and...
    Cowgirl6140 Cowgirl6140 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Being in alcoholic and have a drink every day it's two different things me I'm in alcoholic and love it I don't drink till I can't walk but drinking all day long is not a bad thing...
    jarvis2639 jarvis2639 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Doctor says I'm a serious alcoholic, but I think I'm more of a funny alcoholic.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I hungout with friends, and... Didn't drink 👏👏💪💪 in all honesty, I was trying to hangout with drunk people while being sober...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    The past is in the past now, but I can't help but still feel incredible anger as to why my dad(or any other responsible people in my family) left me alone with my mentally ill...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm an Alcoholic and debating a drink.
    rrglasgow rrglasgow 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    A gay alcoholic who suffers from depression. What a combination! I've drunk nearly all my life. Mainly to block out past experiences and it's my pathetic way of dealing with self...
    Kirkles Kirkles 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    My father is to blame for my depression, BPD and distrust in people. Alcoholism is not a disease to me, it is a selfish lifestyle choice. I will never sympathize for parents who...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I don't know if this is bitter sweet. I don't know how to feel. Tomorrow I will go and file the final motion for divorce. We have been together for almost 18 years. This is going...
    ShonieGETYOLIFE1 ShonieGETYOLIFE1 36-40, F Jul 14

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    Getting better without booze. Will I continue to stay sober for the next several months? I don't know. But it's been 2 weeks now without alcohol and it certainly feels like a...
    molde molde 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My husband and I started dating when we were back in high school as sophomores. He was a jock and I was attracted to that. When we graduated high school we broke up for a few...
    akahlig2 akahlig2 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My dad molested me from the age 6 till I was 13 almost 14 yrs old . He never was a good dad was never around and was a druggy and alcoholic . He would always come home drunk . You...
    Loneymexi3 Loneymexi3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I've been thinking about this a lot lately. When I put myself into treatment a while back, it was because I was sick of who I had become on a daily basis. I looked back at the...
    Inthistwilight Inthistwilight 36-40, M 9 Responses Jul 8

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    I've been with my bf for 6.5 years now and we recently watched a documentary where this guy who filmed all these weddings goes back to the people years and years later and...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I can't get over the things I've experienced or the fact my mom doesn't believe me till this day. She doesn't know the whole story though, no ones know. I can't come out with it...
    RebeccaReynolds RebeccaReynolds 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My American cousin, Kat, and I have always been close even though we live across the ocean from each other. We just seemed to hit it off the occasions we saw each other...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F Jul 16

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    My American cousin, Kat, and I have always been close even though we live across the ocean from each other. We just seemed to hit it off the occasions we saw each other...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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