Tips dating recovering addict

I go on a few dates; maybe it gets hot with women or another for a while, but eventually just end up right back where I started… Usually I give up in frustration for a while, just to start all over again. Is something wrong with me or are there just no good women out there? An occasion when one socializes with a potential lover or spouse to communicate with and to understand each other better.

The purpose of a date is to become acquainted with each other and decide whether to enter a relationship.

Dating is a numbers game, the more potential spouses you meet, the better chance you have of finding a good one.

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S Dating seems to confound the even the most rational among us.

Dan, a 31-year old sociology professor put it this way, “I don’t know what it is about me, I can teach classes about the meaning of relationships, but I can’t seem to actually get one of my own going.

The first thing you should know about dating an addict is that he is, in fact, an addict.

Addiction is a lifelong disease and even if he has been sober for years, a relapse is always possible.

Being in a relationship with a recovering addict involves many considerations.

While some people easily accept the notion that their partners were once quite different than they are today, others find it harder to reconcile the two.

For example, you should refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages around a recovering alcoholic, so he or she won’t be tempted to imbibe.

The support of loved ones can significantly reduce the risks of relapse. Dating a recovering addict can entail dating a person who has debt, broken family ties, legal difficulties, and more.

So put on your overcoat, you may be out there for a while.

Below are some suggested dos and don’ts to help ease your way through the perilous maze of attraction and repulsion that we call finding a mate.

If the relationship is long term, these problems will have to be discussed at some point.

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