Dating someon in recovery
Consider where you spend the majority of your time – work, 12 step meeting, favorite yoga class.
To avoid future stressful situations and risk for relapse, do not date someone from these important places.
“Solid” sober time is entirely subjective as recovery is an individual process.
However, it is important to consider that 12 step purports waiting one full year before starting a new relationship.
This remains true, regardless of your relationship status.If you are already dating someone, it is a good idea to discuss with your partner the pace of the relationship.Try to avoid making any big decisions within your first year, like moving in together, marriage or children.Beginning a new relationship too early can add to those stressors and actually tap into the parts of the brain associated with addiction.
If you date too soon, you may also be using the relationship as a way to quell the urges in early recovery.A fall out will make a place that was once comfortable and conducive to sobriety uncomfortable.