Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but assuming that we would not want our emotional and mental well-being to hinge on a miracle, is it worth the risk?
But this is not what the recovering addict is thinking about.
While there are a lot of benefits to dating those in recovery, it can also lead to risky situations.
There are often times in which one partner relapses and the other follows, although this isn’t a guarantee.
Many people are aware of the “one year rule” in 12-step programs, which suggest waiting at least a year after getting clean to begin dating again.