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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 guess I should state I was married to a soldier with PTS. I will never call it a disorder, he was a strong man and a great husband, so i will never say he had a disorder. Five...
    KatieInSoCal KatieInSoCal 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm coming up on a date that was life changing...the date when I got married. It was a perfect day and every little thing I could have ever wanted from a wedding....very very small...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This has never really been true for me. When I was young my mom was an alcoholic and drug addict and my dad was an abuser. Nothing was ever simple. Food was hard to come by. Love...
    hysgirl hysgirl 31-35, F 3 days ago

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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 Jul 17

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    I was born with drugs in my blood, I was born chubby because my birth mother didn't give a **** about anyone but herself. My older brothers are big too because there were drugs in...
    HaileyRae1227 HaileyRae1227 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is a long story so please bear with me if you can. I met a man back in 2008 through his sister who was a good friend of mine at the time. I knew he was married from the start...
    plmagnet29 plmagnet29 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 Jul 22

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    I was a very pregnant bride along with many of the bridesmaids on my wedding day. I was married on July 5, 2014 in a double ring ceremony. My parents were highly upset that I...
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Long story short, I'm inlove with a married man, who's 32. I'm 17 btw, he has a daughter who's one, his wife is due with their second child in a few months, and me and this man...
    Princessjaa Princessjaa 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 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 5 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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    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 Jul 24

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    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 Response a week ago

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    A new guy stared at my job and immediately started pursuing me. I thought he was awesome, but I knew he was married so I didn't give in... Until he fed me a bunch of garbage about...
    fucknshit fucknshit 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Dearest My Lawyer, I've always admired many things about you. That remains. But we must stop anything between us so you can focus on the things that you intend to do. You don't...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    Unknowingly I was the other woman. He lied and said he was divorced. It was strictly an internet affair. When we made to plans to meet he disappeared. It wasn't until I went...
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    An elderly couple from our local church was in habit of care taking for the needy... Those who had kids... A lady from our church was married to a womanizing drunk with mental...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days 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 2 Responses Jul 21

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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 Jul 22

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    I am married with 3 beautiful kids. For the past year my marriage has fallen apart and I don't know what to do. My husband is a functioning alcoholic and is also addicted to OTC...
    jah2798 jah2798 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    kbella814921 kbella814921 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Really I'm still in shock and I haven't really figured out how to feel about this yet. Maybe talking about it here will help. I'll start from the beginning with how I met and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been married for 15 years. The crossdressing came out about 8 years ago. I was really supportive and loving about it. Felt sorry for Husband that he had had to hide it all...
    LadyLana39 LadyLana39 51-55, F 2 Responses 15 hrs 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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    Small update to my post a couple weeks ago. Husband didn't drink at all (in front of me) and said he was cutting back. Maybe for that week. I know in my heart he is an addict and...
    kbella814921 kbella814921 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs 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 Jul 24

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    I am 7 yrs sober. Sometimes i drink a bottle of beer for certain holidays but only while there are people around me. I always have the urge to drink but managed to control it by...
    Yersparky Yersparky 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 days 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 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm 38 years old.. My mother is an alcoholic in every sense of the word. She stopped drinking for a very brief period of time (32 days) but when she's drunk, she's mean. I live...
    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mum is an alcoholic, she started drinking when stressed out 5 years ago when I was ten , for 5 years she has been violent and arrested on various occasions she would yell abuse...
    jorblox123 jorblox123 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days 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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