Easy Does It Dating Guide (For People In Recovery)

Easy Does It Dating Guide (For People In Recovery)

by Mary Faulkner
     
 

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How much of your past should you share? Is it wise to date another addict in recovery? What should you do if you're attracted to a problem drinker? These are important questions in any dating relationship, but even more critical for individuals who are in recovery. This Step-friendly, one-of-a-kind dating guide offers frank yet lighthearted advice about avoiding… See more details below

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How much of your past should you share? Is it wise to date another addict in recovery? What should you do if you're attracted to a problem drinker? These are important questions in any dating relationship, but even more critical for individuals who are in recovery. This Step-friendly, one-of-a-kind dating guide offers frank yet lighthearted advice about avoiding the traps, triggers, and trauma of romance in recovery.

EXCERPT: "Dating in recovery has been compared to playing football without gear, running barefoot over sharp rocks, and having dental work without the benefit of painkillers. It can be the great escape, bounce you back into relapse, or trigger a new addiction."

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This groundbreaking book aims to help addicts recovering from "any and all substances or behaviors" play the dating game. Readers will appreciate the perspective of Faulkner, herself a recovering addict who knows that perfection is not a realistic life goal; instead, dating is seen as a process, like recovery and life itself. Often laugh-out-loud funny, this work focuses on remaining clean and sober while dating and tries to steer readers clear of common pitfalls (e.g., "two wounded people desperately searching for someone else to fill the void isn't a relationship; it's a guaranteed train wreck"). For most public libraries and essential for recovery collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781592851003
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
443,121
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.54(d)

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