Dating for non drinkers
He knows I feel more comfortable around people who are drinking as long as I have something tasty to drink as well.
This isn’t ever something I specifically told him, but rather something he picked up on his own.
Because I’ve been sober for four years, having a drink when I get home from work isn’t something that is part of my routine.
At the beginning of my sobriety, I couldn’t have imagined dating someone who was a casual drinker, but my boyfriend and I have been together three years now and have only had minimal conflicts when it comes to alcohol. Here are a few tips for dating someone who drinks when you are in recovery.
Because of this, I find that I need to tell my boyfriend when I’m feeling on edge and not wanting to be around alcohol.
On the other hand, I let him know when I’m OK with going out and being around people who drink.
Meet others who are commited to an alcohol free lifestyle.
If we’re going somewhere where there will be drinking, my boyfriend is great about asking me if I need him to pick up non-alcoholic beer, pop, or carbonated water.
On some level, he realizes that being around drinking can make me feel excluded, and he does what he needs to for that not to be the case.
There are times when I’m just not up for going out and being around drinking, but I know my boyfriend would like to.
On the other side, I have a hard time understanding what it’s like to be someone who can have a healthy relationship with alcohol.
We know that neither of us will ever fully understand the other’s side, but that doesn’t keep us from trying.