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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

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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...
    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...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    lisajd1959 lisajd1959 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    I'd like to have someone to lean on, and someone who can lean on me. A partner, someone to walk through life with. I've always been single and I'm really sick of if. But I don't...
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    I want to share my life with someone, I want to make lots of babies with someone. I wish I already had that someone in my life.
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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have been an EP member for quite a few years but for some reason I have never got around to announcing that I am/was an alcoholic. Actually I did mention this in passing in...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My boyfriend of 3 1/2 years is married. Finally..finally...starting the divorce process. But I think its too late, I dont think I can deal with it anymore. So he was married...
    Marieflwr1 Marieflwr1 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I was married once and my marriage failed... quite miserably.. I have always thought that I am just one of those people who were never meant to be married; even from a very young...
    prettyredhead2650 prettyredhead2650 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I am in love with a married man. Please no harsh judgements and just hear my side of the story. I am 21 years old (he is 45) and in college I met a guy 3.5 months ago and on our...
    sava1993 sava1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My husband is 20 years older than me. It was an arranged marriage between him and my father. I was married to him when I turned 18. I wasn't allowed to date anyone when I was a...
    Genae82 Genae82 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Yes, I had an affair with married man. I was married at the time too. My marriage was already crumbling but his is still going strong and I couldn't be any happier for him. I...
    lovehimdeeply lovehimdeeply 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Ending my relationship With a married man. Feel like I'm getting my life back, never knew he was married until 2 years in . I was in love and stupid by then. I have a strong...
    charlotte61 charlotte61 51-55, F Apr 5

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    I had an affair with a Married Man. Its been an emotional roller coaster and I finally called it quits 3 months ago and I find myself missing him dearly. I was married as well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I am 23 and I used to work with this man, who I will call Todd, for over a year. I've known him for 2 years now. He is 35. Up until recently, he's been married for several years...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have about two people that I can tell my story, and just two. One is my best friend since middle school, and I've explained to her everything. The other is my younger sister, but...
    PictureNoelle PictureNoelle 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    Our relationship was mostly online through the game second life. We would talk on the phone, web cam, and text as well.... For the first 3 1 2 years, we would talk online 2 times a...
    caddriss caddriss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I was married.. Then became unmarried... Now I kinda wonder if marriage is necessary
    snowsie1221 snowsie1221 26-30, F Mar 17

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    My abuse started when I was married to my ex-husband. He would make me call him in late for work and then he would rape me. This went on for about three years. I also remember...
    randi123456 randi123456 56-60, F Mar 31

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    We began as co-workers. He was married; I was 5-year's divorced and stable with my independence/schooling/future. Throughout my life, I've been more of a listener than a sharer...
    nowunderwatertime nowunderwatertime 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's been a long time since it's been an issue but its always there. Even now. 20 times a day the urge to go get drunk hits me. Since I had my son I've had a reason not to drink...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm 24 and met my husband in college when I was 18. We got married, and we've been together for about 6 years total. I've had bad depression my whole life, and an obsessive...
    FeelsTooMuch FeelsTooMuch 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am married to a functioning alcoholic. I'm 32 years old and have been married to my husband for 5 years. We have 3 kids (my son, his daughter, and our daughter). He has always...
    Jlk081981 Jlk081981 31-35 Mar 28

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for almost six. I'm basically done right now and making a plan to leave. I'll go into his history another time, but the...
    fragmentofthegirl fragmentofthegirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    This all happened about 5 years ago. It was like 12:00am and I was sleeping. I woke up because I could hear my big brother walking to my bedroom. I pretended I was asleep so he...
    Ella09098 Ella09098 22-25, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic. Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Do I look stupid? I'm never not not getting married (triple negative- I'm badasser than the badas- Wait what? How is that even related to the topic?) OMG- now I'm talking to myself...
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    if it ok to have a husband be happily married and to want to have sex with a girl too..
    sauza sauza 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have been married to a wonderful woman for over 20 years. I am bisexual with much more interest in men than women, but from the moment I met her, I felt such a strong attraction...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Looking - Is there any women that are interested in married men? I'm in NYC looking for something local , mature , openminded and spontaneous . I'm not a sugar daddy however I am...
    HARLEMDADDY HARLEMDADDY 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am a very happy married wife and mom of two and one in my belly.
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Reading these stories lets me know I'm not alone. When I met my fiancé he was just getting out of a seven year relationship I thought it was odd that she moved out with 2 kids in...
    Walkedinblind Walkedinblind 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm a few days away from going to inpatient treatment. I always thought I had it all together. I just got married have a husband that loves me and a great job. It's hard to fathom...
    vbear79 vbear79 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a recovering alcoholic , I haven't drank in ten yrs , but I've watched my husband get blitzed everyday of his life for the last ten yrs , we have a 12 yr old daughter together...
    donewitit donewitit 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She refuses to take responsibility for anything she does and she turns herself into the victim in every situation. I can't have a relationship with her...
    swhickman swhickman 26-30, F Mar 24

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    My dad is an alcoholic and a couple of weeks ago he was ill. My younger sister informed me and my first thought was he didn't take in alcohol. Anyways the next afternoon as he was...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    A few years ago, my mother went through a terrible divorce, causing her to become an alcoholic. Because I was an only child, I took care of her. I would often skip school to nurse...
    Booklover16 Booklover16 13-15, F Apr 6

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    It really is amazing how hard you can focus and how much effort you can put forth, when working on something that's important to you, that you truly care about. It also makes it...
    princessmaryjane4200 princessmaryjane4200 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was living an alcoholic lifestyle from 15 years of age until 23 years of age. I have now been sober since April 8, 2011. During my 8 years of drinking I have lost a lot including...
    cgmom88 cgmom88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    The physical symptoms of quitting have mostly passed. Now I'm fighting a new challenge: boredom. I recall a line from a movie, where a man is recalling the death (from liver...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mum is an alcoholic. Being the middle child (and the only girl I might add) I feel like its my job to look after my younger brother using the advice my older brother gave me. I...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I usually only drink in the evening. I used to drink a half bottle of wine but that has jumped to one and now even two. Or a half bottle of vodka or gin. This used to be a couple...
    bauhaus7 bauhaus7 26-30, F 16 Responses Apr 3