Advice on dating a recovering alcoholic

04-Dec-2017 05:23

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During the past two decades, I’ve dated both men in recovery and men who weren’t alcoholics (called “normies” by us in the program).

I’m currently single again, a sober divorcée in the strange world of online dating. How do you allude to your past (and present) situations without lying or scaring off a potential match?

You can tell them, “I’ve been in six rehabs, four psych wards, and I’ve been arrested for assault.” And, they’re like, “Of course you have.” The downside is that they, too, are often a ticking time bomb.

Natasha, an ex-pat who's been on the wagon for 10 years agrees.

When people become sober it opens up a world of possibility.

They can now begin to rebuild their life and get back many of the things they have lost.

It is recommended that people who are still within the first year of their recovery should avoid beginning romantic relationships.

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The first few dates go well; you meet for a drink, get drunk, talk as if you’ve known each other a lifetime, laugh at each others jokes and everything seems to be going just fine.

It is strongly advised that they remain focused on themselves until their sobriety is strong.