We hit it off right away, despite the fact that she was at least two sheets to the wind (possibly three). Her eyes betrayed a lack of comprehension at times. Then again, if I wouldn’t have cared before, why stop now? I could have just lied on our first date, although that seemed dodgy, an unpromising start to a possible relationship.“It’s totally fine if you drink,” I said.
In my 17 odd months of (mostly) sober living, I have discovered a whole new fascinating world that is alcohol-free (AF) dating!
Before my more AF days, dating was everything and anything but free from booze, nor was it really ‘dating’.
Being in a relationship with an alcoholic is perhaps the second worst thing after being an alcoholic yourself.
It seems you are dealing with a person with two faces, who when sober, seems genuinely repentant but when under the influence of alcohol, is a stranger giving way to self-pity, denial or even aggression.
So if you have just found out that the person you are dating is an alcoholic or your partner has become one, here are a few things to keep in mind.