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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 1

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    My environment created me. I wasn't always an alcoholic but when you grow up with an inconsiderate drunk for a father and a neurotic mother who always makes excuses for him, how...
    Alan132 Alan132 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Kateq989 Kateq989 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 1 Response Jan 3

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    It's not to the point of making me lose my job or anything like that, but I feel like I gotta have at least two shots of whisky a day. I seldom get slammed drunk. I don't really...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ald7373 Ald7373 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    BeautifulButterfly68 BeautifulButterfly68 46-50, F Jan 4

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    CrystalDMB CrystalDMB 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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