You may not want to get off the sofa or stop eating, or you may not eat at all or get any sleep. Realizing that you are not the only one who has ever felt this way can help give you the courage you need to stay on track. A break-up can be a fun chance to get out and socialize with people.Stay away from all of these pitfalls by understanding that they will worsen your state of mind. You never know what mysterious new stranger may enter your life.
This guideline is designed to protect the addict as well as the people they might date.
Even if it’s inconvenient for you, you’ll need to make allowances for your partner to go to meetings or counseling sessions, particularly in stressful times, so that they can continue to prioritize their recovery.
Short of a relapse, there still may be times when they fall into old habits, such as withdrawing from friends and family or telling lies.
For example, you’ll likely need to avoid drinking or using drugs around your partner.
If you go to parties or events where alcohol is being served, you may need to leave early or offer additional support.