Dating after alcohol recovery
After evaluating all of the pros and cons, the real question isn’t whether you should date a recovering addict, but whether the person has the qualities you want in a romantic partner.
In the end, it’s a very personal decision that you have to make: Is dating a recovering addict a deal-breaker for you? My partner and I are both recovering addicts-- we've been together for years now.
Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.
And they have committed – in recovery and in life – to honesty and integrity and making decisions in accordance with their values.If you believe addiction is a sign of weakness or a character flaw, dating a recovering addict probably isn’t for you.Sometimes if your alarm bells are ringing, there is good reason.After dating one dud after another, you finally find someone who seems to have it all – thoughtful, witty, responsible – and good-looking to boot.Then they drop a bomb: “I used to be a drug addict.” They may as well have said, “I’m married.” But does one partner being in recovery automatically spell doom for a relationship?
You may hear wild stories of drug-fueled sexscapades or run into slippery characters from their past.