Early recovery and dating
As stated above, having separate programs is vital.Going to your own meetings and spending time with your support system is necessary to your recovery.While dating in recovery is totally possible, it’s imperative to weigh the pros and cons before diving in.One of the most classically patronizing phrases used when describing dating in recovery is “Two dead batteries can’t start a car”.While it’s important to always keep your recoveries separate, as you are two individual people, it’s nice to have a significant other you can really talk to about the program. And who better understands that than an addict in recovery?Dating in recovery is awesome because, without the distraction of drugs and alcohol, creativity in date planning is a must!The emotional roller coaster ride that comes with the territory can be overwhelming.
While plenty of people don’t actually wait the full year, it is best to at least allow for stabilization prior falling head over heels for someone.
When both parties are actively working on themselves, relationship issues can be addressed and resolved in a healthy manner.
When it comes to recovery dating, being able to live individual lives is easy.
If you’ve made the executive decision to begin dating in recovery after careful thought and consideration, then it’s time to get out there!
Just because we’re in recovery doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life!
When we first enter sobriety, we may start working out and taking pride in our appearance again.