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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 People

    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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    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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    Just to clarify : No I didn't, But keep reading... As a total class-clown goofball, I was never one to be known as the hot girl or whatever, but I did find my place with the...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Where to start... 2 years ago I married my wife, the mother of my 2 children, the happiest day of my life. My son was my best man and my daughter was a bridesmaid. I loved my wife...
    mccormack55 mccormack55 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had been drinking for several years. Last year it became more severe. And I quit 6 months ago. It was very hard to quit. 2 weeks of hell but then it all passed. 24 hours of no...
    molde molde 36-40, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Why do all married men, and I mean ALL, lie about the most basic of things? I've met and had affairs with a few married men and friends with some. Each and everyone lied about...
    tinkerbell71 tinkerbell71 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was in a relationship for about 5-6 years. I just ended that relationship 2 months ago. He threatened to kill me and take my money and the punched me in the face. He is facing...
    marilyn8302 marilyn8302 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today in therapy, my therapist called attention to the way I'm still mad at my mother (non-alcoholic parent) for so many things that happened in my childhood, whereas the things my...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I was raised by a alcoholic mother
    sandralusk sandralusk 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know if I'm an alcoholic or not ... but I love to drink my wine in the evening and I can't have a night without the drink. I do want to drink the wine, not sure if I am...
    itsmemm itsmemm 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was always gradual, her progression to becoming more and more intoxicated as the night dragged on, that is. My mother would come home from a long day at work, and in that...
    light108 light108 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It took me years to realize that this was something that affected my emotional health. Now at 19 years old, visiting home and listening to my mother complain about the same events...
    ThrivingOdds ThrivingOdds 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Yep been married since 07. waited till it was three days before I turned 30 and got married. She is a great mom to my kids, I have awesome kids.
    cruise77 cruise77 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married for 16 years, together 17. We married fairly young, and quickly. My husband is a good guy (overall)and there is no abuse or red flags. Though, there are...
    emk38 emk38 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The realisation that you can't control him/her is really hard as you know vehemently that everyone would be happier if alcohol wasn't in the equation. I'm conflicted in that I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    Being married to a woman as a gay man is a self induced act of slavery. I could go on and on and on...........ask any question that you'd like. Have two children and a two year...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I've known my ACoA for 35 yrs, been married 29, six kids, one grandchild. I have never been "happy", something has always been off. I've been hurt for decade with constant...
    missycon missycon 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am in the process of putting a book together about myself and my history of alcoholism and drug addiction, many parts of this book may bring you to tears, put a smile on your...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I have been married 41 years. The first 15 were good. I stayed married for many reasons. Always the children or what I had accomplished. One thing then the other. Time went on and...
    Christmas74 Christmas74 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I'll start from the beginning. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum met my first step dad. Early on we discovered he was an alcoholic. From then on a lot of days off were spent searching...
    Travellingmagnet Travellingmagnet 26-30, F Aug 22

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    I know many people will make judgmental comments. I don't really care. I just need to get this out. My relationships in the past have always ended with me hurt due to infidelity...
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I Never really looked at my 'mom' as a mom. i lived with a lot of different people growing up and we moved constantly. i felt like an orphan. i remember my 'mom' hitting me when i...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F Aug 21

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    i started drinking again a few weeks ago to basically get it over with. i was tired of not being the one who could drink. Then it made everyone uncomfortable to the point i just...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    haven't wanted to admit I am an alcoholic. "I don't drink everyday. I may go a week or two without drinking alcohol at all." I would tell myself. I don't want to be an alcoholic...
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Here's my story: I grew up in a tiny, deeply Southern town. With a small, close minded, religious family. Being different was difficult and coming out as gay was downright...
    lovelyconflict lovelyconflict 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I think I have come to the realisation that my husband may be a narcissist. I have been gradually becoming more and more unhappy, and started researching the types of behaviours he...
    iamnoonyouknow iamnoonyouknow 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I've been thinking about whether or not I have a drinking problem for some time now. I don't fit the after school special version of an alcoholic. My closest friends and family...
    tbsphotogirl tbsphotogirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Hi, I'm Mark and I'm an alcoholic, at the very beggining on my road to sobriety, those were the words that were the hardest to say, it was hard for me to admit I had a drinking...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm a 47 yr old Bi male soon to be married to the lady of my dreams. She knows I'm bi and supports me 100% she to is Bi. We have been known to enjoy a 3 some or 4 some with...
    WillieGMan WillieGMan 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    They don't have a category for "I was married to a drug addict, bipolar, alcoholic, hypocritical, abuse, manipulative sociopath" The hardest time is just before I fall asleep and...
    auroraunicorn auroraunicorn 36-40, F Aug 19

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    I found out today that i was accepted into university to further pursue my graduate studies. I told both my parents, dad of whom was sober....and they didn't seem to care. Ive been...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I married my hus cos i was scared to end up forever alone. Now i have a daughter but i dont love my hus. I paid the price for a child, but im not happy inside now. I married him...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    i was there for a boyfriend our senior year of high school when he tried to commit suicide. i got help and took him to the hospital where they pumped his stomach . he ended up...
    ladylynx73 ladylynx73 41-45, F Aug 17

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    My father is an alcoholic. We tried reasoning, cajoling, understanding and other possible methods to make him accept that he should stop drinking for 22 years. My mom and my...
    jalybry423 jalybry423 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I've let myself down... After 3 months I've relapsed for no reason at all other than the fact I saw my ex & he was following me, swearing & insulting me in the street. I said...
    Fairydust1986 Fairydust1986 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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