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“I hung in there for a few more months but the truth is that I really wanted to drink during that time: He and his friends made it look so appealing.If he had just drank the way he wanted to from the get-go, I surely never would have ended up getting in a semi-serious relationship with him.” Hindsight is, of course, 20-20.When I first decided to get sober, I told my fiancé, “I think I am going to go to AA and quit the booze for good.” His reply: “Awww, I’m gonna lose my drinking buddy? ” As you may expect, that relationship imploded shortly thereafter.So, at the age of 38, single for the first time since I was 25, I was newly sober, heartbroken, and absolutely befuddled.“Not everyone who says they don’t drink or who doesn’t drink around you is necessarily a safe person to date; I look back at that time as the most precarious part of my sobriety.” Of course, there are issues to deal with if even the best-case scenario happens: You and that normie fall in love.You’re going to have to address serious quandaries.Carroll offers, “Most alcoholics know places that don’t serve liquor—coffeehouses, museums.If you’re going out to dinner, it’s okay to wait till you arrive, and when the wine list arrives just say, ‘Nah, I don’t do that anymore.’ Do it casually; whether to go into greater detail or not really depends upon the relationship.” Amy, a 32-year-old stylist who lives in Manhattan and has been sober for 10 years, tells of romancing a particular “normie,” who turned out to be anything but.
“I wanted to believe that his problem had just ‘gone away,’ but I knew better, of course.” Her takeaway?
When we started going to more parties together, I saw him staring somewhat lasciviously at the alcohol.
So I said to him, ‘Hey, don't not drink on my account.’ That opened up the floodgates: Suddenly, he’s getting smashed all the time and we’re going on group dates where everyone but me is getting wasted.” Amy found herself deeply in like after six months of dating, though her gut told her the relationship was dangerous.
As Irene Carroll says, “Recovering addicts can be much less resilient in the face of heartbreak, and they tend to catastrophize situations and think that things will never improve.” Relationships, Carroll says, can draw people in recovery away from the very things—meetings, discussions with sponsors, fellowship, prayer, meditation—that can help them withstand the blow of a romantic split.
In other words, though it’s hard when Hurricane Love sweeps through your life, it’s crucial to keep up the work.
In my dating experience, just because a guy doesn’t drink like an alcoholic, it doesn’t mean he’s perfectly sane and has his shit together.