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I Was Married to a Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    We met 15 yrs ago, fell madly in love, right from the gate! He was married, I was in a serious relationship. He left her, I left my bf..life struggles, bad timing, different paths...
    assholemagnet assholemagnet 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 2 days ago

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    I work with him. I'm madly in love with him. He was married last July and came to where I work in September. I worked with him when I first started there 5 years ago but he worked...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I have been dreaming of the day I would be a father. I was married to a person who just used me and left. I gave her everything she ever wanted and all the attention I could...
    ravens92 ravens92 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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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 3 days ago

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    long story but here goes my mum was married to my half brothers dad she had just lost my second brother to S,I,D,S, or cot death my dad was ruggedly handsome it was just 1979 i...
    runemagic runemagic 31-35, F Mar 9

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    we dated for 5 months. Now I never thought in a million years that it would happen to me, I never thought that I would get cheated on. But...it happened and I'm going to tell you...
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    In roughly 12 hours I'm going to have an abortion that I don't want to have. Next Tuesday I'll be 37 years old, I'm an educated professional and I live in a free country but I love...
    missprissycat missprissycat 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Hey. It's been a busy two weeks. Separated parents programme was interesting. Nice to spend time in company of people who share your experiences n frustrations. In one sense it...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    After divorcing my 1st husband of 23 years for his cheating ways I was amazed to find my childhood sweetheart starting over after a divorce as well. He was also in recovery for...
    Vrae1968 Vrae1968 46-50, F Mar 11

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    I met my husband five years ago and married him a year ago. We worked together and when we first met I was instantly attracted but was in a relationship at the time as was he. A...
    chrissy0516 chrissy0516 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm Gonna Get Married Today EDIT: Aprils fools
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    After watching how ugly and nasty divorce can be I don't think I'll ever get married.. It sucks all around and it's mostly unfair to the kids.
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 51 mins ago

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    Co-parenting with a narcissist advice needed I am moving into the final stages of the court system and will need to work out how to co parent with a narcissist. I'm looking at...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    But so very alone , if only there was some way or where to go just to feel some affection . Hugs kisses i miss them so
    heyup heyup 51-55, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Years I thought we had the best marriage, I thought we were a solid couple that nothing could break us. 16 years and 3 kids later needless to say I thought wrong. I stayed, did...
    Kelli109 Kelli109 36-40, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I guess I was crazy thinking someone could love me and accept me as I am. I guess I'm crazy I'm enough fit someone for life. Foolish to believe someone could stay faithful to me...
    charlieeelo charlieeelo 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I honestly truly hate alcoholics. I grew up with an alcoholic dad. And all of my brothers and sisters grew up to be alcoholics. I am the black sheep who doesn't drink...
    sandogpmt sandogpmt 36-40 1 Response Mar 24

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    life is very tough , im married to my wife who is an alcoholic and has been for a few years. Im now caring for both my parents who are very ill and my job is looking after...
    heyup heyup 51-55, M Mar 10

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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 21 hrs ago

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    I'm new here. I just thought I could share my little experience, and thought this might help to clear my mind, I'm 14 btw. I feel alone most of the time, my mom is an alcoholic and...
    betsyfloyd betsyfloyd 13-15, F Mar 13

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    I have an amazing husband we have been together since high school. He's my best friend the love of my life. We lived in our own for awhile but due to uncontrollable circumstances...
    prplpixie1986 prplpixie1986 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Its hard to admit that my father is an alcoholic, i don't know why it's so hard for me to admit that when he has no problem admitting that he is an alcoholic. I just wish i could...
    Confusedgirl16 Confusedgirl16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Isn't this a story I'm a 55 year old mani started drinking at the age of 11 by 13 I was drinking regularly too often by 15 I could down a bottle of jack in three drinks I have been...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    My son, who came close to estranging me after his mother and I divorced largely due to my alcoholism, had been emotionally scarred so deeply by my actions that he had decided he...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm in a constant battle with my alcoholic father. I'm 27, living on my own and far away from him. But I struggle with how to maintain communication with him that he so...
    nakiyame nakiyame 26-30, F Mar 4

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    I am 16 years old and in my 16 years of life I have gone through what a 40 year old could have dealt with. It all started when I was 3. My dad and mom split up and I did not...
    nicoletteaurora nicoletteaurora 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I know this must sound fake but I married a man 49 years ago that I never really loved. I have never told anyone this. I kept making excuses that he was a good husband a good...
    blufftongal546 blufftongal546 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 2

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