With a gleam in his deep, brown eyes and a smirk on his face, he stared at me and started singing. Although I learned that summer that he had a problem with alcohol, I chose to stay with him off and on for three years — three years that ultimately changed my perception of relationships.Here are the 10 things I learned from dating an alcoholic: We both lived in different cities (about three hours apart) and spent the majority of our relationship texting and talking on the phone.
But there are others who say that dating during this time is acceptable if it's low-key and not dramatic.
It is fairly well established in recovery circles that dating during your first year of new sobriety is a terrible idea.
There are several reasons for this with the increased likelihood of relapse being the most oft cited.
I've noticed that things are different for me this time around. On the bright side, it forces me to go slowly and think of myself and my needs first.
It feels like my ******** detector is working overtime. However, I've also noticed that healthy interactions now feel weird or foreign to me.