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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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    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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    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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    Hi, I'm a mom of 2 kids, married for 22 yrs, have everything I could ever want. But my mom, my best friend for life, passed away 2 weeks ago due to alcoholism. She was only 69...
    anothersadlady anothersadlady 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    To be honest I don’t really know how it started or how it got to this mess. One moment I was waving awkwardly at him as he walked away from the front desk, the next I was below...
    Leaderkyuzizi Leaderkyuzizi 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Crushes are beyond weird. So far, I had crushes on two married guys. I had no idea they were married until I found out. One was my neighbor, who was often shirtless and played the...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 18-21 May 15

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    We met on EP actually. His name was Jason. We talked all the time about anything and everything, being intimate over the phone quite a bit. I thought I was in love. I thought he...
    BeautifulxDelusions BeautifulxDelusions 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    well I was married twice and my wife I was a truck driver he staying at home and she had two boyfriends that would stay at the house when I wasn't home so I went to the house one...
    thomwhite59 thomwhite59 51-55, M 4 Responses May 9

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    call me a wh@@@ or a homewrecker.. but I've had to affairs with two men and loved them.. it was fun and exciting.. one guy we continue today. I've known him since I was 5 and we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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    The moment I saw him, I felt my smile grow big and my heart jumped with joy. He made a joke about my last job not working out because I'm always getting hit on. I laughed. "He's...
    Jhayne Jhayne 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    Well, I was. I couldnt decide if I wanted to remove the group, or present an explanation. I was married. Once the gavel fell no more. While I have half the reasons while it...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've only gotten drunk once in the last five and a half years. I'm really proud of myself. Prior to that sobriety was just a constant battle beginning in 1998 with my first of four...
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    In 2009 I created a fun blog little did you know I came across this delightful young man. He was 4 years younger than I was. He was about 22 and I was 26. Something about his charm...
    zionmarket zionmarket 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Communication......Merriam Webster tells us the following....": the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 10 Responses May 2

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    I am married to a truck driver he has just started a new job. So I do not know how long he will be out before I get to see him again but I assume it will be around 2 weeks. This...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I find that my situation is different than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 56-60, F May 9

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    I'm 18 and was diagnosed about 2 months ago in rehab as a stage 4 alcoholic. The 2 times I actually tried to stay sober, I could never make it longer than 2 and a half months. I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    So he's out of town at his parents again, and I'm pretty sure he's been drinking. Supposedly he's been sober 8 months now and he got upset with me when I told him I wanted him to...
    danteflorz danteflorz 31-35, F 6 Responses May 3

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    I've been watching intervention obsessively for the past 5-6 months. I find it really interesting about how people recover and how I act. I would say out load joking "this show...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Recovering alcoholic but still and as he says 'always will be and alcoholic, recovering, yes but still and always will be recovering' 10 years sober. All on his own too...if he...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 7

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    I was in a relationship for a little over two years with an alcoholic. His drinking was always present throughout the entirety of the relationship. I had some concern about it...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses May 9

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    My drinking problem began when I was 16 years old, shortly after I placed my son up for adoption. .. I don't now if it was the guilt, or just apart of puberty, but I just became...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 7 Responses May 9

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    So I am a high functioning alcoholic, I still go to university, and work, volunteer, have a great social life but I find myself sitting there wanting a drink, I find myself needing...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I hate being unappreciated! I Hate being stuck in this marriage with a careless, insensitive, and alcoholic guy. I hate not being able to do what i want in my life. I miss my...
    destiny0221 destiny0221 26-30, F 4 Responses May 10

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    20 months sober!My life is so insanely different that sometimes I have to stop and rest just to take it all in. 2015 so far has been about as spectacular as it could have been.I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Does it get any easier? Other alcoholics are always telling me that with time it gets better, life gets easier and you get stronger the longer you fight the urge to drink. "Sober...
    TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout 22-25 4 Responses May 1

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    Do you think being a child of alcoholic may be the cause of being frustrated at people who fail to live up to their own plans?
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 2 Responses May 5

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    Scarily, I've been told I'm a functioning alcoholic .. Sounds like an oxymoron to me but helps out the ole self esteem a bit. The weird part...is that it doesn't bother me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    I've been fighting the alcoholic tag for decades, but it's the truth. Just quit a few weeks ago, scratch my beer taste itch with ODouls, and go to AA. Had a lot of fun with...
    xenmuse xenmuse 31-35, M May 8

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    I think my dad might be an alcoholic... I don't know what to do to help him
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F a week ago

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    The thing that most ****** me off about being an alcoholic the most right now is although ive managed to develop cirroshis (spelling) and pancreatitis (spelling again) ive been...
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 3 Responses May 5

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    During the summer of my 16th year I met my future husband. Much to my parents dismay, I fell head over heels in love with a young man 2 years my senior. Having come from a very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    I'm 50, married with teenage kids. Always thought I was straight. Ten years ago, an old friend came to visit. We'd been very close and had lost touch. Over the course of her visit...
    saruchan saruchan 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So this morning the kids and I were watching our normal morning cartoons when my husband walked in with his work clothes still on from Saturday morning. He went straight to be and...
    gallaforth gallaforth 31-35, F May 3

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    Almost exactly 4 years ago I posted my story on EP. I got myself back on track, stayed with AA for almost a year, but then relapsed. I managed to "save myself" and keep things...
    leaflet leaflet 46-50 3 Responses May 15

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    I Need to Decide If I'll Stay In My Marriage I have been in a relationship for 4 years plus with my bf 4 years younger than me. my question to him back then was that i wanted to...
    tinggal123 tinggal123 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It's has positives and negatives really. Some positives are she's hilarious when drunk and I can hear her puking in the bathroom.. Kinda funny. Also she lets me do whatever I want...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 5 Responses May 7

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