Dating someone in alcohol recovery
My self-esteem would drop a little lower with each blackout and yet I always found the antidote in another bottle of wine that started the vicious cycle all over again.
The boost in confidence I got was fleeting and false but it was a confidence I didn’t have without alcohol.
Addiction recovery is a complex process and it is important to understand what that process entails when entering a relationship with a recovering addict.
The obvious initial concern is; will he/she relapse?
If you’ve been sober for some time and are looking to get back out in the dating world, there are a few words of advice that can help along the way.
There is no reason to let past relationships riddled with codependency issues, emotional abuse, and deception prevent you from starting over fresh now that you’ve cleaned up.
I fully understood why this rule was so heavily enforced.
Relationships, especially new ones, often end in disaster..
For those who have not had the experience of addiction, lack of knowledge can be the greatest challenge.I was a fraud and it didn’t take a good guy long to figure that out.I feel really fortunate that I wasn’t in a relationship at the time I hit bottom and took up residency at a 28-day treatment facility for alcohol addiction.This is an understandable worry as the majority of individuals seeking abstinence do not succeed on their first attempt.Relapse though not a feature of every recovering addict’s journey is commonplace enough that a potential dating partner may be concerned.