Dating in sobriety
Sam continues, “Dating in the program is obviously nice, because you speak the same language and you don't have to hide your ugly past.However, the chance of that person relapsing can also be very high.” And, she would know.I’ve been in and out of 12-step recovery programs (like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) for almost 20 years.I’ve had many periods of sobriety, from a paltry four months to a lengthy seven years (and everything in between).You can tell them, “I’ve been in six rehabs, four psych wards, and I’ve been arrested for assault.” And, they’re like, “Of course you have.” The downside is that they, too, are often a ticking time bomb.
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“Normies don't seem to be as self-obsessed as guys in AA, but maybe that is just my experience,” she says.