Alcoholic dating another alcoholic
Drinking is one of the many socially acceptable ways to mitigate the self-protective barriers we erect to deal with dating. It releases endorphins, making us feel confident, good-looking, and hilarious.It’s the perfect first date accessory — to everyone except the sober guy.For those with severe alcohol problems, the connection between the individual and alcohol can be considered a relationship.A destructive, toxic, and abusive relationship, but a relationship nonetheless.Additionally, it is a period when sober skill building occurs, which both solidifies sobriety and allows the individual to gain skills to apply in relationships going forward.If a newly sober person does get into a relationship too soon after getting sober, the concern is two-fold.I find it very frustrating because I am not ashamed of being sober. And furthermore, do you have any suggestions that I could use to make people feel more at ease with my sobriety? Americans in general claim that they accept that alcoholism is a disease, and accept AA.
Also, the risk of relapse may be heightened by the emotional aspects of coping with a relationship, and the demands it may make.
Another way to describe what you are going through is that you quit drinking because you don’t like alcohol’s effects.