- Kaci French
After trying to pick something to write about that someone else had not already covered I stumbled on to “Who Are The Real Victims of Alcoholism?” About half way into the article I teared up. It was very sobering to read that “Sons of alcoholic fathers are 4 or 5 time more likely to become alcoholic than sons of non-alcholics. Daughters of alcoholic parents are also more likely to marry alcoholic men and have children with high risk for addictive behavior” (Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about being a child of an Alcoholic.)
I linked one of my favorite videos about alcoholism. Even though the song is a boys point of view I see myself in his position. My dad was not a super heavy drinker. He was always more interested into beer and sports rather than raising me. I can recall two times where he had given up on me. One time we were sitting at the kitchen table working on my math homework. It was multiplication homework. I just could not get my times table down. After what seamed like 4 hours on the same problem I recall him yelling at my mom to help me. He made it pretty obvious he had enough. Second time we were in the back yard playing catch. Lets just say I had a very bad case of the butterfingers. Like always he gave up. To this day I never really learned hand eye cord nation. These are only two times my dad has given up that I can remember. I am sure there are more. These moments in my life have forever scared me. Now looking back at my past relationships I can see how that statement is not an opinion but a fact. I am glad I stumbled upon this article because my views have been changed. I now promise to never let my future kids be scared like I have been.