Dating when in early sobriety

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We’re not well when we’re new in recovery, and we tend to choose unhealthy partners (see the intro to this article).

We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.Avoid environments that could potentially compromise your ability to maintain your sobriety.Instead, pick places that promote enjoyable and sober activities rather than bars, clubs or other places that serve alcohol and could negatively impact your recovery. Turns out my Prince Charming was an HIV-positive psychopath off his meds. He’s dead now, murdered several years later in a hotel room in New Hampshire, I hear. I did find my Prince Charming — but then I divorced him. While the Big Book of Alcoholics is not the be-all end-all on the matter, it does offer some good advice on pages 68-70: In this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. It ended as well as you would imagine — chaos and cops and threats of homicide and suicide. It seems everyone has an opinion on dating in recovery, even if their opinion is that they shouldn’t have an opinion.

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