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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 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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    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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    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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    LyndseyStrong LyndseyStrong 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    If you don't think they cheat, they do!!! don't fool yourself, they couldn't give a dam about you.......although they will manipulate you every now and then to make you feel loved...
    theywillmakeyouthinkyournuts theywillmakeyouthinkyournuts 41-45, F Sep 29

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    My husband was an alcoholic. I didn't think that it was too bad- until I got a call from the hospital where he had been for a week. They needed my permission to disconnect life...
    nikiilovesyou nikiilovesyou 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Obviously, I am too trusting. I realize now that I have been the OW more than once...I just never got so deeply involved with any of the others, and with two of them, I didn't even...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    This is to all the women having affairs with married men right now. I want to share my story of my experience with having a relationship with a married man, in hopes that you...
    Linley242 Linley242 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    It's been a little over a month now, and I ( 22 ) have been seeing a married man ( 35 ) . At first, I wasn't even aware he was married.. We met at a bar. He was alone having a...
    leahaxel leahaxel 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I was 8 when this new kid Jake had moved in to my neighbor hood he was two years older then me. we would always hang out. i became close with is step dad and his mom i stated...
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There was no shortage of discipline in our home, and his father was an alcoholic, so anger was always at the ready.
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 51-55, M Oct 15

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    I started dating a guy my junior year in high school. I stayed with him for almost 4 years. In that time I got pregnant and had my beautiful son which I would never regret. I had...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    PART 1 I plan to write several posts about this. Its quite a story, and I just have to tell it. I'll call him Lou. We found each other by accident. I was in an abusive marriage...
    NCheartinNY NCheartinNY 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    My oh my where do I start. Well, for starters, I am completely heartbroken. Now before I get judged here, please note that I didnt know that he was married when i met him back in...
    carinosa2 carinosa2 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I was in an abusive relationship for years. When I first met my MM, I was married and he wasn't. As soon as I seen him there was an instant attraction to him. We worked together...
    JuliaH JuliaH 41-45, F Oct 9

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    i have a dark secret. my story is a long one. i dont expect anyone to read all of it. ive never told anybody. its driven me crazy and ive seen a counselor about it. i wish i had...
    rainydaytoday rainydaytoday 22-25 1 Response Sep 26

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    I wanted him to stay in my life. Even though I’ve cried, felt like I was going to die, and drank alcohol a few times before over someone I was in love with not loving me, I’ve...
    Roshunn Roshunn 26-30, F Oct 13

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    I dated a lady I worked with who was married. We hit it off fast and she let me know she wasn't happy in her marriage. We spent more time together until we randomly had sex in Suv...
    sontodaddy sontodaddy 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This happened to me with my first ever boyfriend I was 18 he was 31. I'd been with him for 2 yrs and then I found out by chance he was married..separated but he'd never told me. I...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Help! So this guy approached me saying he was younger than he actually was. Things progressed for a bit, but I had a feeling he was hiding something. He came clean and told me his...
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    been together 15 years officially & married for 9 with 5 wonderful kids i wouldn't swap em for the world
    kyeinnapy kyeinnapy 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    I am all your shoes also… love him but hate him. The smell pushes me away. My husband has been drinking for over 10 years. We have a rough marriage from the get go….jail...
    stuckindia stuckindia 36-40 Oct 4

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    I'm not actually married to an alcoholic, or even dating one. I am just joining this group because anything involving addiction, especially alcoholism, I am interested in.
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F Oct 4

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    We've only been married 4 months...yet it seems like an eternity. I feel like I'm living in hell. Everyday, I walk on eggshells around him. I blame myself entirely for being in...
    marriedandalone48 marriedandalone48 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Story of my own hit bottom ! I dont recall my past Eid day and night ! i was so drunk during all past 14 years Eid days and nights ! This Eid may be like something missing inside...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    He is a good man, hard working, loving, honest, and drunk almost every night. We used to party together and friends always came over. Then everybody got married and started...
    Katerz Katerz 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Today, i met a bunch of alcoholic old friends. We used to drink together but today i was standing apart of them and they all were suffering hangover cos of last night excessive...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    My dad's a raging alcoholic. He's been an alcoholic since the day I was born and my mom always makes me feel like it was my fault in the end. All he does is trash talk and spew...
    NerdRock87 NerdRock87 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I hate being near with drunk people. I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    i live with my mother and father and 2 younger siblings my dad is an alcoholic and my mum has depression my little brother is disabled... my little brother means the world to me...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 16-17, F Sep 28

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    I wish I could figure out how to "detach" emotionally so that I won't get so frustrated with my husband. I don't want to divorce but, I also don't want to be so mad and grouchy all...
    consciouslyinsightful consciouslyinsightful 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    She's not your typical alcoholic, although I really wouldn't know what typical is. The first thing she does in the morning is mix a drink. She takes a water bottle filled with...
    dunstanborough dunstanborough 41-45, M Oct 16

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    110 days sober today. It's amazing how much things change in your life when you have a drinking problem and decide to stop. I have accomplished a lot and gone through a lot of up...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 14

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    Today was the day, after what would be 24 years on November 2, I moved out of the house that I shared with my alcoholic husband. It was the hardest thing that I have ever had to...
    brewermom brewermom 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    It's 22nd day of my sobriety and in these days i have felt some kind of serenity in myself. It's self awakening i think. I don't recall my past painful days when i used to get paid...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So my mum is an alcoholic and has been for most of my life, it never really started to worry me until a few years ago when my stepdad left her, and then it became a living...
    ajb91 ajb91 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I drink everyday but I'm not an alcoholic I have no more than 3 or 4 beers a day and some days I don't even have one but when I get home from work I just sit back and relax and...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I never really considered myself an alcoholic but after sitting down and really thinking about it I might need to consider it. I can't say no to a drink, when I feel the pain of my...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    sorry this will be long, just wanted you to have as much background as possible. and I all came spilling out. any thoughts on this subject ? hi I am new to being a WOW...
    mydarlin mydarlin 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    First off, this is completely new to me. I don't even no where to begin. So, here goes and it will be long, cause I want to put everything out there. This is my 2nd marriage and...
    Mountainsandnaturestorms Mountainsandnaturestorms 36-40, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Before I share my story, I want to let people know a few things. 1) I'm comfortable enough to post this with the EP community because most of you aren't judgmental or rude. 2) I am...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I married the favorite in his family. Favorites have one thing going for them non-favorites miss...they have a family cheerleading squad behind them and a family fan club! The...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Somebody here wrote that we are all so very disconnected. It really makes no difference if you are an ACoA or not. I guess not AcoAs are just better at faking being connected than...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M a week ago

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    Lawyer. Drinker. Flunked betty ford. Reportedly twice. Gave me trouble. Never recovered. Trying. But cant heal me beyond disabled. And codependant. But...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 30

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