Dating a recovered drug addict appear intimidating
If you believe that love can conquer all, you should know that love cannot conquer addiction.If your partner ends up relapsing and/or returning to active addiction, your relationship will no longer be a priority.The best advice is to keep your eyes open, be as honest with yourself and your potential partner as possible, and take your time.Rushing in will only complicate things further, and you’ll both be a lot safer if you move at a slow pace and step back if either of you feel that it may not be the right choice.When one person is in recovery, too much dependency on another person can be a trigger for relapse, especially if the relationship hits a snag or there is any threat to the relationship’s survival.However, if you are independent and have boundaries that you can and will maintain – and your potential partner is equally strong – then this could be a functional as well as a happy relationship.Choosing to get involved with someone who has an addiction history is a big decision.
Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you and your potential partner are prepared to take on a relationship in recovery.
You should know that addiction is a chronic and lifelong illness.
Even if he has been sober for years, he is still in recovery and he still feels the temptation to use again.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to undo any of those things, and your potential partner will have to learn how to live with his or her past choices – and so will you.
If you can’t, then this isn’t the right partner for you.