What to know about dating a recovering alcoholic
What it does mean is that we must learn how to live life differently than we have been.
To have unconditional love for an addict means that we accept them as they are but we do not allow them to treat us or our family with disrespect.
I feel kind of heartless writing that, but I’m thinking in terms of what I would tell my closest female friends or my sister if they asked me what you asked me.
There’s nothing wrong with being a supportive friend to him while he figures out his alcohol addiction.
Of course you wouldn’t, you would care for them and express great amounts of unconditional love toward them.
So, then why do we have such a tendency to not like the alcoholic in our lives? They struggle with the horrible addiction day in and day out.
The only way to accept them just as they are is by realizing that they are suffering from a horrible disease called alcoholism.
If you’re uncertain at this point whether or not you would want to be there in the worst case scenario, this might be a good point to decide against being in a relationship with him before things get deeper.
We often hear the term “narcissist,” but what does it mean?
From my vantage point as a psychotherapist, I work with many individuals who are leaving and healing from relationships, especially romantic ones, with people who are narcissists.
But after a few months, you end up seeing other sides of each other. That’s a good sign at least, but there’s still plenty you don’t know about him.
You don’t know what triggers his drinking or what his follow-through is like in general.