Dating during recovery

Take some time to read a book, or meditate – alone.I remember that I decided to make a change because I was a broken person.I’ve been in crazy relationships where the other person and I are texting 24/7 and I can’t seem to get a breath of fresh air without the person’s name in my head.Often times we were tied to the hip, which each time ultimately led to my downfall.My multiple attempts at sobriety were failed mostly because I put my wants before my needs – especially with dating. Self-worth was a big issue for me, and like many people who come into this program I often took the first and easiest thing that came my way, whether that be the drug or the relationship.I didn’t realize I had the power to choose who I wanted to date – I usually waited until the guy came up to me and asked me out because I didn’t feel comfortable enough in my own skin to ask him first.However, after much painful digging and soul searching I’ve come to realize that I am a worthwhile person and can be confident enough to handle rejection and deal with it in a healthy manner.

During my first attempt at recovery I thought I was the cat’s meow and the bee’s knees.

I’ve been given a gift and now try to never lose sight of why I have it or where I came from.

When people become sober it opens up a world of possibility.

This is because their priority needs to be staying sober.

The first few months of recovery are often described as an emotional rollercoaster because there is so much going on.

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