People tend to choose partners who are at their same emotional maturity level. Was this a date? The one thing they do want, however, is to know they have your support and encouragement. Reclaim your sobriety. Recovering people often have learned to either shut down and hold in their emotions for fear of being hurt or to romanticize their relationships and fall in love at the first opportunity, without discriminating.
Here are a few pieces of advice for this situation, coming from someone in recovery.
The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Recovering Addict
Learning to feel emotions again, including positive feelings of love and intimacy, can be one of the most challenging parts of recovery, but also one of the most rewarding. For example, being in recovery does not justify him cutting off communication for days or weeks at a time or constantly asking to borrow money from you. Your call is confidential, and there's no pressure to commit to treatment until you're ready. What if they relapse? Openness and honesty is key in all relationships and especially so when one or both of the partners are sober. Our sole focus is getting you back to the healthy, sober life you deserve, and we are ready and waiting to answer your questions or concerns.