Alcoholic dating recovering
He may be a wonderful fellow, but do be aware, that with two years of sobriety, occasionally you will probably witness a few roller coaster rides with him as his "issues" surface. I am not religious, but when someone appears in my life, I am a firm believer that my higher power placed them in my life because we have something to learn from each other.
If he is actively working a program of recovery, and the two of you walk through these issues together and skillfully, they can be ways to become closer and heal each other. It's been my experience that we attract our mirrors so this man obviously has some lesson for you.
As being representative of Sober Alcoholics, let's try to remain respectful, and prove by our actions that we can be wonderful people to have in their lives and limit our share to being a friend and family of an alcoholic. let me clarify this is the part I find insulting, not the question by the original poster. I am also frienids with plenty of alcoholics and most of my family are alcoholics.
I think I have every right to post here Please don't berate me here for your insecurities, I also have suffered enough at the hands of alcoholics Educating yourself on alcoholism and recovery is probably great beginning.
I was in a long term relationship with a wonderful woman that is one of my closest friends today, she has 21 years of continuous sobriety.
Most of my friends are recovered alcoholics with ten plus years of sobriety, most with 20 years.
My experiences have led me to decide I will never take the risks I see associated with a relationship with a RA.
Other than time and conversation (as in all relationships) is there any way to find out if he's ready for a relationship? They can be as or more wonderful as anyone, more so in many cases if they are truly working a program of recovery.It will allow you to enter the relationship with your eyes wide open and idea of what your future could be.Some RAs never drink again and can be wonderful partners in life. He's been in recovery 20 years and would be a wonderful catch for any woman.I recently met a recovering alcoholic (2 years sober).He has a lot of great qualities, but we don't know each other that well.