Dating recovering alcoholic man
If your partner needs support, couples counseling and ALANON meetings are recommended.
Oftentimes people in recovery are apprehensive about revealing their sobriety for fear of judgment.
Your sobriety is a part of your life and there is no need to be ashamed of the amazing work you have done to get to this point.
Being upfront, if not preemptive, will help you to reduce the chance of a slip up, avoid risky surroundings for dates and weed out the people who may be uncomfortable with dating someone in recovery.
Beginning a new relationship too early can add to those stressors and actually tap into the parts of the brain associated with addiction.
If you date too soon, you may also be using the relationship as a way to quell the urges in early recovery.
In working with the spouses and significant others of addicts, I’ve often heard it said, “I’d rather be an addict than love one.” While few people would ever walk eyes-wide-open into a chronic disease like addiction,...
Be aware that diving into a new relationship can trigger the same receptors.