Dating a recovering alcoholic advice

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The problem is not the relationship or the intimacy. Sex tends to increase one's level of emotional involvement and intensity of feelings, especially for women.

Dating a dude that's sober (like, full-blown, 12-step kind) can be a challenge.

Much advice is doled out in the rooms of 12-step meetings about relationships in early recovery.

“Don’t date in the first year of sobriety,” is one of the most common rules of thumb that many 12 steppers advocate.

Whatever the situation you find yourself in, here are eight tested tips for dating somebody in recovery.

This guide compiles tips from experts as well as a number of tips we discovered by questioning folk who've managed to sustain a loving relationship despite prior addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Then, we invite your questions, comments, or feedback at the end.

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but assuming that we would not want our emotional and mental well-being to hinge on a miracle, is it worth the risk?"I'm completely comfortable with the person I'm dating drinking, and even drinking around me," Ron says.But he also confesses that he's not okay with dating a big drinker.Ron says there are a few rules to follow if you're considering getting into a sober/non-sober relationship, especially if the guy is relatively new to being a non-drinker—because it really makes a difference.According to Ron, the longer you're sober, the less weird you feel about not drinking when everyone else is.

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