It is hard to go through the processes you will need to go through to heal if you are focusing on your girlfriend or your boyfriend. Adriana Kupresak said that when she started dating, if there were any red flags she picked up on during a date, she would write the person off completely. This may mean putting off intimacy for a long period of time until the partner has made a clear commitment to the relationship, and both parties are on the same wavelength; this may mean a lot of dates and meetings where there is minimal physical contact. Dating can be a roll of the dice. Here are even more reasons why new relationships are discouraged in at least the first year of reaching sobrierty:.
Sober people know how to take care of their mind, body, and soul.
Sorry To Break The Bad News: You Shouldn’t Date If You’re Newly Sober
Addict or not, anyone who is single can attest to the fact that dating can be a complete nightmare. Hence, the rule of thumb that people in recovery not date for the first year of their sobriety. After the inevitable relapses, she recommitted herself to her treatment program. I see a therapist, whom I trust. That takes time and focus.