Nobody is without a past, and most people want to be honest and liked for who they are.Honest background-disclosure is a great way for people to connect and get a feel for who the other is — but there will inevitably be some aspect of everyone’s past which they fear will give others the wrong impression.This characteristic typically comes from learning to cope with life without drugs.It means that people in recovery get stressed easily. Those in recovery are typically more open-minded than the rest of society. Whether or not they want to admit it, many people in recovery rely heavily on others.Thus, people struggling with drug addiction are also at risk for sex and love addiction.Men who stop using drugs or alcohol but have not yet addressed their underlying psychological issues and emotional challenges often transfer their chemical addiction into the sexual or romantic arena.
In some cases, being drawn to unhealthy sexual or romantic relationships in the early stages of recovery is part of a larger problem.
While co-dependency is common, people in active recovery shouldn’t give all of their focus to other people.
Their sobriety depends on them focusing on themselves.
Dating is a wonderful way for potential partners to get to know each other; and yet occasional meetings and dinners could still hide so much that is important.
One of these could be something as hazardous as drug abuse.