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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 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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    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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    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’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...
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    I read someone's experience on this site that was scapegoated as a child. I come from a large family of six and in it there were two golden children and two scapegoats. My father...
    RhondaGail RhondaGail 61-65, F Apr 8

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    From a child I had to look after my family because my Mum was an alcoholic and my Dad was a pensioner. My Mum and Dad didn't get on so I had to take care of them both as well as...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm a 30 year old woman with three young children, ages 6, 4 and 1. I'm in my second marriage with a man I thought loved me. He was always there for me throughout my divorce with...
    anastasiablu20 anastasiablu20 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M Mar 28

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    I have been in this affair with my MM for 6 months now. it's been a whirlwind of emotions of course. when we first met, I did not know he was married. about 4 months in and I...
    button3 button3 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Well here it is....I was married 17 years my husband who I was very much in love with took drugs over me he left me a year ago last Jan .I wasn't handling it well my sister was on...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    We work together. I always found him attractive but he was married. I love his personality. We began flirting. Then soon began asking each other the "who would you rather...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am married to a red hair stunning Irish man. he's 9 yrs my senior and was blessed with a beautiful daughter. He has 5 kids prior to our marriage and I had one from my ex. So in...
    Cree1978 Cree1978 36-40, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hi..I'm new here and hoping to connect with people who can relate to my situation. I'm in a tough spot and not sure where to go from here. I've been married for close to 10 years...
    AndHereIAm AndHereIAm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I've been married for about 15 months and have kicked my husband out 3 times for excessive drinking. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do: do I refuse to let him come home until...
    theRealKoala theRealKoala 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    i currently have an alcoholic boyfriend that i can take no longer.. its time for me to finally run........what i should have done years ago. its just tough and hard when you love...
    Latinheat123 Latinheat123 26-30 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm 15 years old now and I have been aware that my mom is an alcoholic since I was 9-10. so I'll start from the beginning I remember the first time I realized something was wrong...
    anonymous347 anonymous347 13-15, F a week ago

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    Might be a long read...idk i have no1 to talk to and just feel like writing about my day. I live with my mom, brother and my moms alcoholic partner, hes been violent in the past...
    braster25 braster25 26-30, M Apr 6

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    My real father is an alcoholic, he drinks every day. It's hard growing up with a dad who is always drunk, who is always spending the grocery money on beer. I'm just glad he is a...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 31

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    I had an alcoholic father any body want to vent or ask questions please do
    MelbTransgurl MelbTransgurl 46-50, T 1 Response Apr 11

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    Hi everyone..my husband is an alcoholic.We have three children.Two years ago i left my husband and moved into my parents home with my three children.My husband is a director of a...
    pinkstar8 pinkstar8 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I don't understand alcoholics, how can something be worth giving up everything for?
    tiffsica tiffsica 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    hello everyone! I was adopted at 13 along with my younger brother at 11. We were lucky and got the most amazing adoptive family. They love us no matter what and would do anything...
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I have been with my boyfriend for five years. he was a cousin of a friend that I had. when we first met he was drinking and I was sober, I was not really into the bar scene but...
    bubbatysbiimaa bubbatysbiimaa 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am an independent who has recently been disowned by my "recently religious" parents for not participating in the belief system. It isn't that I don't respect the belief system...
    VVoid VVoid 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    My husband and I have been married for nine years and together for fourteen. We got married just after my 24th birthday. In that time we've moved all across north america and had...
    thelifeandtimes thelifeandtimes 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    My ex was my first love. As first loves go, I envisioned marrying this guy and having his kid. It took me years to get over the relationship. It took me forever to get over it...
    LARINgitisEx LARINgitisEx 26-30, F Apr 3

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I have been married for almost 10 years and we have four young children. Last summer I fell in love with my good friend. She was/is in a committed heterosexual relationship and...
    Basorexia Basorexia 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    My best friend and I went to Cuba for Christmas vacation. She had just completed her divorce and I was recently separated from my husband. My divorce will be final in the next few...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    When I was younger I have never had thoughts about getting married, having kids and starting a family. I used to say that getting married was just a symbol I didn't need, just a...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I found EP specifically because I am a married man who is now in an affair with an OW. I stumbled across EP when I was googling for people with similar experiences. And in no...
    DeepXP DeepXP 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I feel as though through the hardships I faced everyday at home, gives me the disgusted feeling of never wanting to take the same route with a family of my own. It also has taught...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Can't understand how in some so called civilized countries there's laws that forbid people drinking before 21. Makes absolutely no sense. In my country the legal age is 16 but no...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Soo I am new to this, but I need someone to confide in other than everyone who tells me I need to move on. So my boyfriend, who I love and we have been great together for a year...
    Youngandhelpless Youngandhelpless 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    and it took about ? 20 freaking years to accept that all that money i spent on booze.. well it was like buying myself depression and more problems. screw that anymore. i'm...
    MeZero0 MeZero0 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I remember one of the times vividly. I walk out, and see my dad pushing my mothers face into the couch, and strangling her. All I could do is scream, but I got told to go back...
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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