While some people can easily relate to and embrace the fact that everyone has a past, others can find it hard to reconcile the two.
In case anyone out there is still wondering, these are not apps for the relationship-inclined.Some believe that relationships, especially in early sobriety, can be exceedingly dangerous as you put the relationship .Many who get sober have rather skewed ideas of what it means to be in a relationship.So we’ve all heard on numerous occasions the suggestion in the rooms that unless you’re already in a relationship when entering recovery, you shouldn’t get into one in the first year. How often do we hear about people finding the love of their lives in a meeting within the first month off the booze? And how often do we hear of people going back out because the love of their life turned out to be a slightly psychotic stalker type and not the loving spiritual being they’d imagined? The barroom drama of screwing around, jealousy and sexual competitiveness does not magically disappear when people quit drinking or using or both.If you want to witness some of the most twisted relationship encounters, you need go no further than the rooms of recovery…of any kind.
With the absence of our beloved chemicals to kill the pain of rejection and betrayal and hoist up our self esteem, how do we cope?