My mother was a functioning alcoholic and had horrible taste in men. I was 10 years old and she got pregnant by he boyfriend with my little sister while in the middle of her divorce from my step dad. They got married right away after the divorce was final. Back then the alcohol wasnt as bad as the mental issues, but either way it was bad. It started out as babysitting overnight so they could go out and party and not worry about driving drunk, 18 months later my brother was born and it was more of the same. But every time her and the kids dad had a huge fight she would disappear in the middle of the night for a week and i wouldnt know where she was( i would find out as a teenager she was going hours away to her best friends house to “get away”) and their dad would disappear as well to his girlfriend of the month and id have the kids. They finally divorced.
They finally divorced. Her functional drinking got worse. I continued to care for myself and my siblings. Then he came back into the picture again and they decided to get married again, nothing changed he was still an asshole, treated me like crap because i was a girl, was really hard on my brother because he was the only boy and he needed to grow up “hard” and pretty much ignored my sister. He still cheated on my mom, they still continued to drink and fight. Finally they divorced again and he left for his latest girlfriend. By this time i was kicked out of school, for health reasons. I have a lot more after this but im stopping here, so when i stopped being a child, pretty sure it was 10 years old.