Dating a recovering addict alcoholism annette lynton dating
Give yourself a break, concentrate on your recovery, then see if you are ready to 'date.' J M H O Love and hugs, __________________ God Bless You All As You Trudge The Road Of Happy Destiny (especially when you are trudgin thru alligators up to your butt) Sobriety: AA June 7, 1981 Codependency: Alanon June 7, 1984 I will agree...You apparently don't know this, but AA has No Rules. The big book actually advocates having a well rounded life.
Someone's gotta be the first to say it, so I guess it might as well be me: AA doesn't have a rule about dating.
If the idea of a year without dating causes anxiety or seems impossible..you might have other issues.
I think the idea of not pursuing relationships or new careers or moving to a new state or even going back to school in the first year of recovery is a good one. But that is all the more reason to keep everything else as stable as you can. I've been in and out of the program for quite a while.
You can't possibly know ALL of the suggestions as they are only another person's opinions. All this "rule" means is that you need some time to figure yourself out (the new, sober you) before you take on the added challenge of a new relationship.
Of course life still goes on, you may suffer from unexpected events and tragedies and have to deal with them.
AA does not suggest or recommend that any member place any aspect of their lives on hold for any predetermined amount of time or for any reason.