I do not subscribe to any recovery programs and I feel comfortable (most of the time) around alcohol. I have recently found that I have problems meeting people my age (particularly for romantic relations) because I am (as my mother says) a non-active alcoholic.I have found that time and time again I will be having a great discussion with someone and my sobriety will come up, and it pretty much ends all relations.All they are really doing is substituting one addiction with another.

They also need to be kind and try to understand things from their partner’s point of view.

The sober person needs to move away from self-absorption and selfishness.

But putting things in such a neutral form would make it easier for others to accept — it doesn’t sound like you will be going to group meetings, objecting to others who drink, and so on — which in fact you don’t do. You could find people who, for other than reasons of being alcoholics, don’t drink.

But, if you date drinkers, make sure they are soundly moderate drinkers themselves — and that their lives don’t revolve around alcohol.

It is recommended that people who are still within the first year of their recovery should avoid beginning romantic relationships.

This is because their priority needs to be staying sober.

The first few months of recovery are often described as an emotional rollercoaster because there is so much going on.

The last thing that an individual will want to do will be to add the stress of a new relationship to the mix.

Further Reading Dear Stanton, I hope this is a question you can field, I didn’t see one like it with the others.