So now that you are trying to stay sober, you’ve been hearing that you are better off single. Your recovery period is an important time of becoming well and being sure you are still even wanting to get married anytime soon.
Nobody needs to tell you what to do with your love life. Why Are You Dating During Addiction And Recovery First, I want to ask you a deceptively simple question. If sobriety has made you uncertain that you are ready for such a commitment, it’s best to figure it out now.
You’ve hardly gone a few weeks without a boyfriend since you were in high school. This is important to understand right from the start.
Even through all your drug addiction problems, you’ve had a few steady guys. And once you think you know what your true answer is, your path during addiction recovery can become more clear to you. If you are in a serious relationship wanting to get married, your alcohol addiction has probably been a source of pain and conflict.
Most weeks, Saturday nights are spent at 12 step meetings.
To be clear, no professional would ever recommend dating in early recovery.
It is really hard to know until you ask yourself this question directly and honestly.
You might make up excuses as to why you aren’t drinking (i.e.
“I’m on an antibiotic” or “I have to get up early for work”), but lies won’t eliminate the possibility of future dates at tempting bars and restaurants.
Dating Can Sometimes Fill Up Drug Addiction Emptiness Some women going through addiction recovery have a kind of “V-8” experience.
It truly dawns on them that they have made some poor choices when it comes to men.
In therapy, you will work on assessing readiness, especially for the dating game.