Role of Co-Dependent

Hi, I am the adult child of an alcoholic. It was a terrible childhood and as the youngest I just ended up being the 'Whipping Boy' for all the frustrations that my mother and brother felt, so they would shout at me or abuse me for his drinking. I am a survivor and I know NOW that it was not my fault. But what I cannot understand is why my mother stayed with him for years when his drinking was like at two bottles of vodka a day to help wash down his Valium. Day in, day out, seizures, wetting himself, nervous system shot through drink and so on.

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Moving on with life and letting go of alcoholic mum

Hello everyone I've just joined and here is my story, I'll try keep it short. I'm writing because some other stories on here seem similar in ways to my own experiences.

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Alcoholic mum passed away

My mum was an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She didn't have a great childhood and her drinking got worse after the social services made her leave my family home. Her drinking got so bad we lost contact for a few years.

 

I knew where she was living but everytime I called to try and see her, she was too drunk to hold a normal conversation and my sisters had awful experiences when they did visit her. For my own self protection, I stayed away... Thinking one day she would get better and this would all be over.

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Alcoholic Mother

Hey all, I'm new to this but I've heard good things about this so thought I'd give it a try as I need some advice.. I'm 22 and in my final year of university. I cut contact with my mum nearly two years ago and haven't heard directly from her since then. 

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Afraid Dad Is Going To Start Drinking Again

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Suicidal Alcoholic Mother

Cut off contact with alcoholic dad

Hi,

 

I just found this site and was wondering if any of you have cut off contact with an alcoholic parent?

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worying daughter

im a 15 year old girl going through alot at home right now. Its no secret that my mom has a drinking problem. She drinks till she can barely talk and is slurring her words everynight. Shes extremely depressed and is going through a divorce with my father. Her behavior has beeen so bad recently that 2 of my aunts have sat me down and talked to me because they thought she had been using drugs. She was slurring her words, unbalanced and acting strange and loopy in the middle of the day when there was no alcohol around.

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6 years on Nothing changes

Hi All,

 

I havent posted in a while now, mainly because i have been able to be happier with myself and have the courage to stand up to my mum and her verbal and emotional abuse without getting dragged down.

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Is this a problem? Seeking Guidance

Hi, I'm going to try and explain why I joined, and why I'm not totally sure about the problem I have at home.

I'm Senior at the University of Oklahoma in the States, and I live with my father for financial support, though I find myself living at home less and less. I'm fully mobile, and have been given a great deal of freedom to accomplish the tasks of my academic career and the extra-curricular activites I'm taking on. This is due in no small part to my father, who I would describe as very supportive and accepting of me. 

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