Smoking cigarettes, exercising or having sex are popular stand-ins. The Recovery Village Posted In: Drugs and alcohol always come first to an addict, and the people who get hurt most are those who love the addicted person. Give us a call today! Lack of trust Drug addicts, even if they have been clean for months or years, are difficult to trust. First things first: There is a tendency for people in recovery to create codependent relationships, which can be damaging for both people.
I've had three serious relationships in my life, and two of them were with drug addicts.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Dating A Drug Addict
The problems that typically plague standard relationships, from forgetting an anniversary to cheating, create an almost impenetrable barrier in the relationship. However, if you are independent and have boundaries that you can and will maintain — and your potential partner is equally strong — then this could be a functional as well as a happy relationship. It's incredibly true, especially among addicts. One thing they do want, however, is to know they have the support of loved ones. The best advice is to keep your eyes open, be as honest with yourself and your potential partner as possible, and take your time. There is a tendency for people in recovery to create codependent relationships, which can be damaging for both people. But if you like knowing you're an emotional support system for someone and enjoy interdependence, you'll thrive in this relationship.