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Recovering alcoholics dating each other

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I have a college friend who is in recovery, and I adore her.

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Natasha, an ex-pat who's been on the wagon for 10 years agrees.Be open to talking about it See if your partner wants to discuss his/her battle with alcoholism with you.Ask him/ her about their unhappy experience and at the same time share with your partner your views and experiences with alcoholism.For him, romance and recovery can be a highly successful combination—if done right.“I think it’s much easier dating a fellow alcoholic,” he says. There is nothing worse than having to ask someone to brush their teeth before you kiss them because they’ve been drinking.My two best friends, also casual drinkers, say this is a HUGE red flag, that alcoholics, even ones in recovery, are difficult to deal with.

Sort of like dating a christian when you're an atheist.

However the very fact that they have made a choice to turn their lives around bodes well for your relationship and here are a few tips to make the ride easier.

Gather information If you are serious about dating a recovered alcoholic, it makes sense to find about as much about the condition as you can – since in small ways or large, your life will surely be impacted by your partner’s situation.

But not all sober relationships are of the shotgun nature; for many who find love on the AA campus, sober relationships can mirror the rest of world—meaning they’re hard, scary, and (usually) worth the effort.

Bryan is a recovered insurance agent from Houston who, at 42, is 10 years sober and recently married to a woman he met in AA.

I have gone a few dates with a guy, a great guy (so far), who's over a year "sober".