Dating a recovered addict

While it isn’t your job to keep your loved one sober, you will need to be part of their support network and encourage them to stay sober, even if it takes precedence over you.

You must also know your own tolerance level, as many addicts have baggage that isn’t automatically erased.

Most recovering addicts have spent time in therapy, so they are no stranger to talking about their feelings and understanding their inner emotions.

They may have also come to terms with their past, something that many ordinary adults lack.

Additionally, recovering addicts learn essential life skills, healthy coping mechanisms and the factors that lead to a strong relationship.