Everyone makes mistakes in life – it is what you learn from them that can determine whether you drown in the consequences of bad choices or are able to swim ashore.
Recovering alcoholics are among those who are trying to do the latter which is why if you are dating one, you may face certain ups and downs in your life together.
While some people can easily relate to and embrace the fact that everyone has a past, others can find it hard to reconcile the two.
If you’ve decided to move forward with the relationship, here are some dos and don’ts that will make dating someone in recovery a lot easier for both of you.
If your partner needs support, couples counseling and ALANON meetings are recommended.
It’s much deeper than that, though, and often involves a life filled with choice and temptation.
I saw her in the meeting and I kept on flashing, like, goofy grins at her and she wouldn't look back at me.
So I was just kind of like over it by the end of the meeting and was like, 'Well, this girl just isn't interested.' There was just something about her.
Facing uncharted dating territory without your usual liquid courage can increase your risk for relapse.
You might make up excuses as to why you aren’t drinking (i.e.