But what are the unique aspects of dating a sober alcoholic? The reasoning is to give addicts a fair shot at lasting recovery and to protect the people they might date from falling for someone who is unhealthy, unavailable or worse. Was this a date? Or, if they lost all their other relationships before seeking addiction help, you may find yourself in a very needy relationship. And even if you stand by a recovering addict, they may be an entirely different person in a few years. In that case, both need treatment.
Relapses are not uncommon.
Sorry To Break The Bad News: You Shouldn’t Date If You’re Newly Sober
It loosens us up. Openness and honesty is key in all relationships and especially so when one or both of the partners are sober. Addicts in early recovery need a lot of patience and understanding. This is an understandable concern and a reason perhaps for both people in the relationship to move slowly and cautiously. What if they relapse?