The one that seems to stick out the most is when people tell us not to get into any relationships our first year of sobriety.
If you’re like me, some of these suggestions seem silly, and it was hard for me to take suggestions from others in early sobriety, but the one about relationships carries quite a bit of weight.
Still, I didn’t get into a relationship until my second year of sobriety.
Ever since freshman year of high school, I always had a girlfriend.
Facing uncharted dating territory without your usual liquid courage can increase your risk for relapse.
You might make up excuses as to why you aren’t drinking (i.e.
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.
They tell us not to make any major decisions our first year of sobriety.She’d found dealing with breakups hard, but she was still sober. I came into sobriety still reeling from a recent heartbreak.Mike* was in an acting company with me, and we had shared a brief, passionate, tumultuous relationship.To be clear, no professional would ever recommend dating in early recovery.But, we have to be realistic and look at cases individually.