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My Mums An Alcholic

my mum has been an alcholic for many years now shes been drinking since i was about 11 im now 28 i look at her sometimes and see this person whos been grabbed by the drink i have tryed so many different tactics over the years.she gets violent and shes not fussy as to what she drinks. shes lost all of her teeth and has aged astronomaclly in 10 years.to see someone destroy themselves like this is awfull..i am just waiting for the day i get a phonecall to say she has gone i have prepared myself mentally for her death is this sick i dont know i have a family of my own do i disown her.or let her carry on destroying lives.

sandy66 sandy66 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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My mum is an alcoholic and everytime im with her when she is drunk i burst into tears . Im only little compared to you , Im 13 And I Live with my dad .

we should chat! because this is my story too. my mother is also an alcoholic, she is very out of control. she started when i was 12, quit for about 9yrs when my daughter was born, i was 21. then she started back about 3yrs ago harder that ever! I am now 33. she has wasted away too, doesn't eat, just drinks. she is not fussy about what she drinks either. she gets real bad when she hits the rye though. she is suicidal, she cuts herself. So i wait for that call myself, it is not sick it's pretty normal, it's this life. I try to cut her off too, then I feel guilty for doing it. It is a very love/hate relationship. It is a very hard thing to deal with.<br />
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If you want someone to chat with someone who has been there and understands what it's like, feel free to message me. The only thing that seems to help sometimes is sharing and knowing your not alone!

we should chat! because this is my story too. my mother is also an alcoholic, she is very out of control. she started when i was 12, quit for about 9yrs when my daughter was born, i was 21. then she started back about 3yrs ago harder that ever! I am now 33. she has wasted away too, doesn't eat, just drinks. she is not fussy about what she drinks either. she gets real bad when she hits the rye though. she is suicidal, she cuts herself. So i wait for that call myself, it is not sick it's pretty normal, it's this life. I try to cut her off too, then I feel guilty for doing it. It is a very love/hate relationship. It is a very hard thing to deal with.<br />
<br />
If you want someone to chat with someone who has been there and understands what it's like, feel free to message me. The only thing that seems to help sometimes is sharing and knowing your not alone!

How did you cope with your childhood and how were you able to function as an adult?<br />
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I am a mother who used to self medicate with alcohol (only to go to sleep). I dont drink alcohol anymore as it becomes habitual and sneeks upon you until you have a full blown drinking problem......<br />
Its so sad that your mothers could not or would not identify the problems associated with their alcohol use.......maybe it was far too painful...........<br />
Im so sorry for your pain and loss...............