“I’ve never met anyone who’s waited that long, and I don’t honestly know as addicts we could,” Nyhus said.This lack of adherence isn’t something that is specific to the sources but something that rings true across the board.“Red flags would definitely be people who don’t respect your path,” she said.
Dating for recovering addicts presents a different set of challenges that people without a substance abuse problem don’t necessarily experience.
Addict or not, anyone who is single can attest to the fact that dating can be a complete nightmare.
This is why it is often advised that newly sober addicts wait one year before they actively try to seek a romantic partner.
While this sounds reasonable in theory, it is hardly ever adhered to in practice.
“Like, I’m not going to date you just to break up with you in six f**king months just to have someone next to me in bed,” he said.