To that, I say a commonly used term recovery: it’s progress not perfection.
Regardless of how I focused on my own program of recovery, I felt there was a huge void with warding off new romantic relationships for an entire year.
Have any DLers dated or are dating a recovering alcoholic? If the person has addressed their issue, and is working on living life and being a productive member of society - I don’t see a problem with it.
People get all whacked out about dating someone that is in recovery or had a problem in the past. In general - I find the AA adherents to be insufferable after a while.
I very much appreciate Mark Willenbring’s recent post, “Is AA Responsible for Screening Out Dangerous Members?