Dating someone who is a recovering alcoholic

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Then they drop a bomb: “I used to be a drug addict.” They may as well have said, “I’m married.” But does one partner being in recovery automatically spell doom for a relationship?

Recovering alcoholics are among those who are trying to do the latter which is why if you are dating one, you may face certain ups and downs in your life together.

Alcoholism is a chronic mental health disorder that a person usually struggles with for his or her entire life.

Over time and/or with therapy, a recovered alcoholic should be able to cope more effectively with his illness, but during times of stress or significant life changes his/her desire to drink may intensify.

However others may find this too tempting and would prefer to be in other environments.

Communicate with your significant other to find out what they are and aren't comfortable with.

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