Over the years, George and I saw each other at family parties. In 1981, when I was a 17-year-old nerd, I needed a date for my senior prom. We were both introverted, anti-social, only children. People kept telling me to “get out there,” so I did. Kind of like going crazy at an outlet designer shoe store even if you don’t know what kind of shoes you want. I'd talk to, and meet anyone who sounded nice and/or cool and was willing to meet within a 15-mile radius of my house in daytime at a public place. It was all starting to feel pretty pointless, however. I was too busy staying online all day because I liked receiving compliments from men I’d never meet. When I was trying to my juggle dates for the week, I got so frustrated I threw my cell phone at the wall.Having the experience you do with online dating, I was wondering what you think about some of the psychology of online dating. I was wondering because it seems like so many people have profiles online either the same site or multiple sites for lengthy periods of time.If your partner needs support, couples counseling and ALANON meetings are recommended.Oftentimes people in recovery are apprehensive about revealing their sobriety for fear of judgment.
In therapy, you will work on assessing readiness, especially for the dating game.
Facing uncharted dating territory without your usual liquid courage can increase your risk for relapse.
You might make up excuses as to why you aren’t drinking (i.e.
To be clear, no professional would ever recommend dating in early recovery.
But, we have to be realistic and look at cases individually.