Dating recovering alcoholic woman tips dating woman child

06-Aug-2017 09:30

AA has done such a good job of selling alcoholism as an uncontrollable disease, maybe people believe that you can just slip off (like Lee Remick in Days of Wine and Roses) into oblivion.

I commend you for not dating primarily fellow recovering alcoholics. Because then your life would be totally circumscribed by alcohol, its avoidance, the issue of alcoholism, etc. And, given that you don’t belong to any movement for recovery, it seems you don’t want to devote your life to group meetings and fellow alcoholics.

Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.

That, in fact, makes it sound like you subscribe to AA and disease theory.Further Reading Dear Stanton, I hope this is a question you can field, I didn’t see one like it with the others.I am a twenty-three year old college student, who has been recovering from alcoholism for over two years.After dating one dud after another, you finally find someone who seems to have it all – thoughtful, witty, responsible – and good-looking to boot.Then they drop a bomb: “I used to be a drug addict.” They may as well have said, “I’m married.” But does one partner being in recovery automatically spell doom for a relationship?

That, in fact, makes it sound like you subscribe to AA and disease theory.Further Reading Dear Stanton, I hope this is a question you can field, I didn’t see one like it with the others.I am a twenty-three year old college student, who has been recovering from alcoholism for over two years.After dating one dud after another, you finally find someone who seems to have it all – thoughtful, witty, responsible – and good-looking to boot.Then they drop a bomb: “I used to be a drug addict.” They may as well have said, “I’m married.” But does one partner being in recovery automatically spell doom for a relationship?Ask a mental health professional about the disorder or read a book about the struggles people with alcoholism have faced to expand your knowledge. Be open about your concerns and hesitations about dating her. Share your story and why you have come to the meeting.