Easy Does It Dating Guide (For People In Recovery)

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As the only "clean and sober dating" book on the market, Easy Does It Dating Guide offers a frank yet lighthearted view of what "normal" dating looks like. Sometimes humorous, always honest, this guide addresses unique relationship/dating issues that people in recovery from addiction often experience, including how much information to share about their past, whether they should date other addicts in recovery, and what to do if they are attracted to a problem drinker or drug user. Plus readers will find great ...
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Overview

As the only "clean and sober dating" book on the market, Easy Does It Dating Guide offers a frank yet lighthearted view of what "normal" dating looks like. Sometimes humorous, always honest, this guide addresses unique relationship/dating issues that people in recovery from addiction often experience, including how much information to share about their past, whether they should date other addicts in recovery, and what to do if they are attracted to a problem drinker or drug user. Plus readers will find great information about how to determine when they are ready to date, what commitment and intimacy really mean, and what to expect when children, divorce, or a history of sexual abuse are part of the dating picture.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592851003
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 650,552
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Faulkner is a therapist who works with people in recovery form addictions and abuse. She is the owner and director of the Institute of Integrated Healing Arts in Nashville, is a founding editor of Recovery Magazine, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Catholocism and the Easy Does It Recovery Pack.
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Table of Contents

Gratitude List vii
Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Clean-and-Sober Dating: The Ultimate Reality Show 1
Chapter 2 Dating: A Need or "Amuck"? 17
Chapter 3 Getting Different Results 39
Chapter 4 Boundaries: We're Not Talking County Line 53
Chapter 5 Meet the Committee 71
Chapter 6 Into Action: Where to Go and What to Do 89
Chapter 7 The HOW of Dating and Relating 113
Chapter 8 Sex, Single, and Staying Sober 135
Chapter 9 Variations on a Theme 159
Chapter 10 Breaking Up: Damage Control 177
Epilogue 195
Appendix A Homework for Extra Credit 197
Appendix B Suggested Readings 209
Appendix C The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 211
Index 213
About the Author 221
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