Dating when in early sobriety
This detox alone will sometimes make you cranky and/or feel crazy.Add a relationship to that and oftentimes it becomes toxic in a quick minute. Process any negative feelings that you’ve been stuffing for years. When you really make a commitment to personal growth in recovery, you’ll be so much better when you do get into a relationship. I know what it’s like to jump into something when I was clearly not emotionally ready.Well, there are many opinions on the matter, but the general consensus is that you really should take at least one year to work on yourself and your recovery before getting out there in the dating world. Wouldn’t you think two recovering addicts would be super for each other? They were contending with feelings of guilt, anger, shame, pain, and more.Granted, not everyone feels the same thing, but most people have some work to do on themselves when they get clean and sober.Spouses & Partners – How to include them and rebuild relationships.Children – It’s never too late to be a good parent or role model.Posted: April 26, 2010 in New to Sobriety Tags: Dating in Early Recovery, Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down, early recovery, First Sober Holidays, First Year Clean and Sober, first year sobriety, How to Stay Sober, New to Sobriety, recovery books, recovery from addiction, What is Substance Abuse?Drawing on my own experience and that of others in recovery, this book highlights fifty things that all of us should know once we’ve decided to treat our addiction.
Recovery can be challenging at times, so don’t be too quick to bring romance into it.Some of the topics included are: The First 30 Days – What to expect and how to get through it.Things to Avoid – Protecting your recovery and coping with stress. Relapse –Developing a prevention plan and what to do if it happens.The first year of recovery ought to be devoted to yourself.Let your body detox from any drugs or alcohol that you’ve been using.