Relationships can be part of healing, but finding healthy partners who support your recovery is a challenge. Dating carries obvious risks. As a couples therapist, Dr. Tatkin has seen many online dating success stories.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Dating A Drug Addict
5 Strategies for Successfully Dating in Addiction Recovery
No one has ever seemed so smitten with you. And the sex? You text more than you actually see each other and she has a hard time committing to your next date. So if you spot red flags flapping in the distance, you need to slow things down. The bottom line? Brought to you by. Just the guy I dated.
Help! My Teen is Dating Someone Who’s Abusing Drugs
Many of the discussions surrounding addiction tend to focus on the physical and psychological effects of substance use. Unfortunately, substance abuse and addiction can damage social health. All types of relationships — family, friendships, and romantic relationships — can be put under enormous strain when someone becomes addicted.
Pull them into your peace. I was finally in a solid place when I met my now-ex-boyfriend earlier this year. I had created some healthy habits for myself and was fully recovered from the eating disorder that had ruled my life for eight years prior.