My Dysfunctional Family
It all begins with an Alcoholic father who was very abusive to my Mom and to us Children, Not only physical abuse but sexual abuse to me as a 13 year old child, I know he had to have done the same things to my older sisters but i never questioned them about it. He would get off work around 11 PM at night and start drinking on his way home from work which took about 45 Minutes one way, so he was pretty much lit by the time he got home, all of us kids knew we should be in bed or gone from the house because after he came in he would always start a fight with my Mom, who God bless her soul she was a wonderful woman who was raising 7 children, I remember having to duck wine bottles flying across the room and run from my Dad as he reached out to grab my arm yelling to me that i was a W**** at the age of 13, how could that be? anyway he was an alcoholic all through my childhood and finally stopped drinking when i turned 17 because the Doctors told him if he didn't stop drinking right now, he would be dead within a year, well , that really scared him and he quit cold turkey and never took another sip of it. I still had ill feelings towards my Dad even after i graduated from High School, and later on I forgave him for everything as he lay on his death bed from cancer.
Well, Now I have two brothers and one sister that are Alcoholics, both of those brothers have been in and out of prison over the last 10 years for either DWI offenses or Armed Robery, talk about embarrassing to have brothers that people associate you with that are like that. The one sister that is the Alcoholic is also guilty of stealing from my Mothers checking account, wow, what a dysfunctional family i have? I just hope that my friends and future girl friend understand that i am not my brothers or sisters keeper, and i am not like them in any way whatsoever. I try to live my life the best i can live it and hope noone judges me on my other family members behaviours.