Dating recovering alcoholic first year

25 Apr

The old “I’ve wrestled with my demons and won” line? How about a simple, “I’m a pretty hot colossal f**k up”?

It’s always a little awkward when a potential date wants to “meet you for a drink.” Telling them you’re sober feels like confessing to some horrible chronic STD.

Maybe you’re riding the pink cloud and it feels like nothing can stop you.

Hopefully, you’ve gotten a sponsor and started working your steps.

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?

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So you’ve roped together a few days or weeks of sobriety and you are starting to feel human again.

At this point, you might have even found yourself a little cutie at a meeting or in treatment.

But beware, dating in early sobriety can be a serious danger to your long-term recovery.

Sam confesses that her current boyfriend drinks moderately. If there is anything that will jeopardize the relationship, it will be that I don't feel that I can be with someone who drinks as regularly as he does.“Hannah echoes a similar sentiment, “Normie guys are great, I guess, but I think after some time, it would be too easy to convince myself that maybe I, too, could have ‘just one’ glass of wine with dinner.

It's nice to have a sober partner to keep me accountable.” There are also some guys who don’t view women in recovery as long-term partners.