Alcohol recovery and dating
This is where they become so wrapped up in looking after the addict that they begin to lose their own identity.
They spend their time cleaning up after their partner’s mess and making excuses for them.
There is no panacea that will repair all the damage.
The best way for the person in recovery to make amends for their past is by being a better person today.
It is going to take all their attention to make it through this early part of recovery.
Another reason for why people are advised to avoid relationships in the first year is that they need to get to know themselves better before they choose a partner.
They may try to use romance as a replacement for alcohol or drugs.
When this other person becomes sober it can be a dramatic change that heavily affect their own life.
Their identity of the addict’s keeper is taken away, and they can struggle to find their place in the world.
Partners of addicts need to adapt to the situation or leave.
Some of these people will adapt by becoming co-dependent.