My whole life

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haitchb

Hi I feel like I just need to write this down. I’m almost 58 and my mum has been an alcoholic since I was a child. My dad died from alcoholism aged 59 and my…

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Feeling left behind in life

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starfish0415

I am 22 years of age and have always lived with my mum and dad. My dad has been an alcoholic ever since I could remember. I don’t have many happy memories from my childhood.…

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Unspoken pain

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tm19x

Going to see you and I’m scared what I will face, seeing you shrunken and in this state will cause too much pain. Almost feels like I’m looking at a mirror of mum’s helplessness in…

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Recovering alcoholic left

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alonenowsober

This is a bit of a different one but alcoholic father did good and is in recovery coming up 2 years. We endured the years of his alcohol and stayed close by and supported into…

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Drinking Culture and trauma

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onthemerrygoroundagain

In September, it’ll be my work’s annual company day, usually a day away with an overnight stay. I missed one year, the only year I attended was tame due to cost saving, so they didn’t…

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My dad is choosing alcohol

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please get better

For context from the day i was born till i was 12 me and my dad were close then the pandemic hit and he took up drinking. He used to stay at home to drink…

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Still Haunted

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paulw1979

Hi I grew up with an alcoholic father from my earliest memory until I moved out aged 21. I am now 44 years old and find that time of my life still haunts me if…

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Reflection of my youth

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tm19x

You may have influenced me to believe I’m inherently wrong. There’s a whole lot of shame being carried that never belonged to me. You took your load and passed it on, I felt it in…

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At my wits end

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nw5

My mum is in her early 60s and has been an alcoholic for over 20 years. She has been to rehab twice and started drinking immediately when she left. People keep saying ‘she needs to…

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