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Dating a recovered addict

Currently, Butler is a freelance writer, penning articles focusing on mental health, healthy living and issues surrounding work-life balance.

"At the same time he really makes no effort to pursue a relationship with me, but if I dont call or make an effort to see him, he is hurt. I just really want to understand this process and try to give him some type of support.

Thanks - Deborah I too suggest posting this in Friends and Families of Alcoholics.

Learning how to navigate this disorder and how it affects romantic relationships gives you important tools which can be valuable whether your choose to continue your relationship or not. Alcoholism is a chronic mental health disorder that a person will struggle with for his entire life.

Over time, a recovered alcoholic should be able to cope more effectively with his illness, but during times of stress or significant life changes his desire to drink may intensify. Share with her your views and experiences with alcoholism.

At the same time he really makes no effort to pursue a relationship with me, but if I dont call or make an effort to see him, he is hurt. I don't know what he is addicted to, but I can tell you this as a drunk who has learned a thing or two in a short time.

We never know when something is going to rock your world and leave you defenseless against the evils of addiction.

If he doesn't seem to be pursuing the relationship, but seems hurt if you aren't pursuing it...