Dec 29, 2014 ... After three months had passed, I felt ready to date again. But I swore off dating in AA. What if I really fell for someone, especially in my home group? I imagined the awkwardness of seeing him at meetings if it didn't work out. It might not feel safe to share, or maybe I'd stop going to the meeting altogether.
Although the Big Book of AA doesn't offer guidelines on dating in recovery, addiction counselors strongly advise waiting until a person has achieved one year of sobriety. Tanya Desloover, MA, CADCII, a marriage and family therapist intern at The Rose, a women-only addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California, ...
Jan 23, 2012 ... I think dating in the rooms of AA is not unlike hooking up in prison. There is a limited supply of broken people and we recycle each other. So when you break up with somebody, don't be surprised when they end up dating your sponsor or sponsee. Dating in the program is like fishing in a small toxic pond.
Oct 31, 2012 ... When an individual in the A.A. program feels ready to date again, an issue arises that is common among A.A. members: Should you get involved with a fellow A.A. or find someone outside of the room? The issue is much debated and, of course, there are pros and cons on both sides. Being in a relationship ...
Dating in Recovery. Many treatment programs discourage their members (either actively or otherwise) from pursuing romantic or sexual relationships in the aftermath of their recovery. The Fix tells the story of a eight-year-sober 33-year old man who, on the advice of his AA sponsor, “religiously avoided dating” for six months.
Still, experts almost universally advise against making any major changes in your life in the first year of sobriety – and that includes dating and/or jumping into a new relationship, or ending an existing relationship or marriage. The “one-year rule” for waiting on romance/sex has been long used by Alcoholics Anonymous ( AA) ...
Oct 27, 2017 ... Between 12-step meetings and fellowship (aka going to a diner after the meeting) , I was spending an average of 15 hours a week with AA people, so it seemed only logical to use this time as an opportunity to scope out potential partners. When my sponsor told me that dating another recovering alcoholic ...
Jan 26, 2014 ... What's it really like to date when you're sober? Four women open up.
Jan 17, 2017 ... Many recovering addicts struggle with social anxiety, which makes online dating a great option. Some online dating sites are even geared specifically for sober people. Look outside places you frequent. Anywhere that has become an important and conducive place for your recovery, such as AA meetings or ...