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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

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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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    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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    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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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010. We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The...
    drwho4 drwho4 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    My childhood best friend is a girl I met my first day in kindergarten. I will call her Jennifer. Jennifer lived around the corner from me and we played together all the time. As we...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I wish i could meet the right girl. sometimes it drives me crazy *ughh**
    bluegears990 bluegears990 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My parents filed for divorce about a month ago. My grandma has been abused and is unhappy in her marriage. My aunt divorced when I was young. My other aunt was beaten by her...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My MM & I have been together for almost 3 years. We dated in high school & college but parted ways & had not spoken to each other for 23 years until he contacted me on Facebook...
    Gossipgirl1408 Gossipgirl1408 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M Sep 6

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    so he told me he was married just to get me trust him i found out it wasn't true, because of a lot of things, why i'm i so unlucky
    8hugs 8hugs 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So I don't quite fit into this experience yet but I want to ask you all for advice and share my story. Im 17 turning 18 and my boyfriend is 18. Weve been together for almost a year...
    gwendolyn45 gwendolyn45 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I got married 6 weeks ago today. As soon as we said I do all the love stopped. He is an alcoholic and promised to detox and go to treatment. He did do the detox and I stayed by...
    mischa1975 mischa1975 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    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...
    Precious2009 Precious2009 22-25, F Sep 9

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    I am a married man hoping to find a nice mature woman for a mutually agreeable and satisfying relationship in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.
    donaldsterling donaldsterling 51-55, M 37 mins ago

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    I've been married for 17 years to my alcoholic husband. His drinking is completely destroying our family. Tomorrow he goes to court for driving on a suspended license initially...
    winterqueen76 winterqueen76 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I rushed into a relationship almost 10 years ago with blinders on and the only thought was I am thirty time to find the one and settle down. I met a man who was the son of my...
    Change75 Change75 36-40, F Sep 9

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    "Both of you STOP DRINKING in front of your damned children! How can you say you want them to upstanding citizens with prestigious careers yet you present immortality to them on a...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I married An alcoholic, addict and she has left me once again, she has cheated on me numerous times stole from, lied to me and yet stood at the alter and said I do, I believe there...
    loveisalwaysthecure loveisalwaysthecure 41-45, M Sep 1

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    Actually, I am probably the child of two alcoholics, and a sibling to one. One parent is a drunk for certain, but the other never "crashed" during his lifetime, and he was probably...
    nostromo77 nostromo77 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My dads an alcoholic and my mom is always paranoid, if I do somthing and they find out they'll either hit me or just call me a worthless piece of ****, tell me I'll never get...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Hi im new here... im not the one who has an alcohol problem but my boyfriend.. I would like to hear some advice from this forum.. because our relationship is really getting shakey...
    septemberlane septemberlane 36-40 1 Response Sep 2

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    First of all, "I am an alcoholic and addict" Secondly, I'm a sixteen year old girl, I've been addicted to cutting for 5/6 years, addicted to sex for 2 years, addicted to weed for...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 22

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    My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He didn't start drinking heavily until one of his childhood friends tragically died around 10 years ago. He doesn't still drink...
    Michol84 Michol84 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder because of him.......my mom divorced him when I was 7. I was devestated...that was my dad. My hopes went up after a while- he...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Where do I start? My dads an alcoholic My older brother hates me My mum doesn't even talk to me I was sexually abused by my grandad from the age of 6 to 12/13. I may write more...
    tltlc tltlc 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    My dad is an alcoholic and has been in jail like 7 times for drunk driving. He was never really there as a child cuz he was either out gambling away all our money or in jail. He...
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My girlfriend is an alcoholic. I love her dearly. She's in rehab now and has been for a month. I'm so proud of her, and I pray she comes out all the better for it. We verbally...
    eammat eammat 36-40, M Aug 26

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    Until now, I have felt completely lost when it comes to understanding certain aspects of my significant other. We are in a committed, long-term relationship, and I love and care...
    nic225 nic225 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    9 weeks and 2 days. Had a major breakdown today emotionally. But, I'm still sober and who really gives a ****. No body gives you an award... In fact most people want to run away...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    "Sometimes, I need to be right" Living with my father who is ACoA is a constant doubt about my thoughts, feelings, actions; constant doubt about what is reality. Yesterday, my mom...
    cureav cureav 31-35, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I Know that I am an alcoholic. I know that. I want to give up but I can't. I'm very tired of keeping this secret. But I'm afraid of stopping. I'm 22 and don't want to miss out. But...
    nautistar10 nautistar10 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    my boyfriend Alcoholic and that cost problems in our relationship because anytime he drink he have a argument with me without a reason sometimes when he come back very late he...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ok i'm 21 years old i still go By my given name yes i'm a at home house wife yes i know he was gay from the get go we started it off as high school friends when we started college...
    thelostboyxxx thelostboyxxx 18-21 a week ago

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    Let the countdown begin…. ☺ Only NINE days away from my one-year anniversary has me in a rather reflective mood. I can’t help but sit back and think about the puzzle that...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Meaning "life is only for spiritual development and there is no other meaning and I think that's a frighthening thing because we come from a long long tradition that separates our...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 7

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    When did I got involved with a married man? About 6 months after I found out the man I loved, and was planning a wedding with, was cheating on me – not with one woman, but with...
    celticwarrior96 celticwarrior96 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    This was five days ago. I told one of my "best friends" I've known for a long time not to take advantage of me while drinking (I'm a struggling alcoholic) since I won't be myself...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Note to self: live what you preach baby. What do you think? Was too tired, too sick, too many worries, and kept thinking that I will feel my emotions and do yoga and take care of...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Aug 30

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    75 days sober. I had an emotional break down and thanks to a friend... Two amazing people on here. (They know who they are love love you guys) I finally realized I needed more help...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    My husbands parents split when he was young. He turned to alcohol as a comfort. To tame the pain. When I met him almost 16 years ago I knew then he had a problem. When he drank he...
    NothinginmyWAY NothinginmyWAY 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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