Dating an alcoholic female
Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.
They don’t need to be taken care of; they learned how to do that for themselves.
At 25, I had a rule that I had to go to yoga before I could have a drink.
After a hard day, I remember the tingle after the first few sips and the sigh of relief that accompanied them.
How many times have you heard the term, “functioning alcoholic”?
Do you ever wonder if you or a loved one are on the edge of having a problem with alcohol abuse or alcoholism?
The problem was that a few drinks were never enough. Sometimes I would experience blackouts, unable to recall hours at a time, waking up at some guy’s house whom I had just met.
The shame would wash over me as I tried to piece it all together.
They have learned critical relationship skills, including how to identify, process and communicate their emotions and to set personal boundaries while respecting the lines drawn by others.They drink too much, but they excel at work and have good relationships with family and friends.Their success often works against them, making them think they have their drinking under control based upon their achievements.Six hundred and seventy days ago, I had my last drink—a mimosa. I wish it had been a Sam Adams, my drink of choice.Like so many twentysomethings, drinking was a big part of my life.