So when you break up with somebody, don’t be surprised when they end up dating your sponsor or sponsee.
Dating in the program is like fishing in a small toxic pond.
Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.
They have learned critical relationship skills, including how to identify, process and communicate their emotions and to set personal boundaries while respecting the lines drawn by others.
You don’t have to explain yourself.” Forest Williams, owner of recoverydate.com, agreed.
“Dating is hard enough, but dating in recovery is even harder,” he said.
’ is first thing you’ll hear,” said Paul Kole, cofounder of
There is a limited supply of broken people and we recycle each other.
Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.
They don’t need to be taken care of; they learned how to do that for themselves.
Some are deeply spiritual people whose lives are infused with meaning and purpose, while others volunteer in their communities or have interesting hobbies that keep them grounded.
Because recovery is a lifelong process, recovering addicts are in a perpetual state of self-improvement.