Expect dating recovering alcoholic
Even if it’s inconvenient for you, you’ll need to make allowances for your partner to go to meetings or counseling sessions, particularly in stressful times, so that they can continue to prioritize their recovery.
Short of a relapse, there still may be times when they fall into old habits, such as withdrawing from friends and family or telling lies.
If a partner relapses, it can be difficult to know what lines to draw.
To avoid codependency, enabling and other problematic patterns, you may need to seek counseling of your own.
The threat of relapse need not deter you from dating someone firmly grounded in their recovery. By educating yourself about disease of addiction, you’ll know what to expect and when to ask for help.
Being a loving partner to a recovering addict requires sensitivity and discretion.
If they are in recovery, how long have they stayed sober?
Are they actively working a program of recovery (e.g., participating in self-help support meetings, counseling or an aftercare program)?