Dating sober women in recovery
Today, I have a solid support network of sober women in my life, good coping mechanisms, a recovery program, and a new perspective on life.
It became clear to me that I wasn’t ready for dating in recovery because I need to work on myself before I tried to function in a relationship.
“Listen, before we do this, I need to tell you something...”I agree.
That’s one of the main upsides to dating somebody who’s also sober.
While I was living in a women-only sober home, I didn’t take advantage of the fact that I had a network of sober women who could support me right at home because I was too distracted by focusing my energy on my relationship.
I also grew resentful at my therapist, my IOP group, and my sponsor for suggesting that I end the relationship and for holding me accountable for my codependent behavior.
Today, I have the bonus of having a healthy relationship with a sober person as well.