It’s no secret that dating can be tough — and it can be even tougher to date if you’re not sober but your partner is.Sometimes, if you have no personal experience with something such as addiction and recovery, it can be difficult to get on the same page as your partner.
But more often than not, they will probably be happy you asked because it reflects the fact that you care and are trying your best to understand them and their lifestyle.
Asking questions will help you gain a better understanding of your partner and likely make future discussions easier.
Here are a few pieces of advice for this situation, coming from someone in recovery.
Some people in recovery may have been dating their partner when they decided to get sober, and in situations like these, it’s likely the partner understands why their significant other decided to make changes in their life.
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This one is vital for any relationship in which one person is in recovery and the other is not.
If you are in a relationship with someone who is sober, take the time to have a conversation with them about how your own drinking may or may not affect them.
They likely saw first-hand the negative effects drinking was having on their partner’s life. Sometimes a person may decide to get sober, and then meets their partner and settles down.
This can make it a bit more difficult for you, the non-sober significant other, to understand why your partner decided to cut out alcohol.
It’s important for you to take the time to talk to your partner about the effects alcohol or drugs were having on their life and why they felt it was in their best interest to stop drinking or using completely.