This is one of the major issues faced by former addicts. It’s a tricky situation — but the essential thing is to never feel forced by shame or remorse into disclosing something. If you are not in control, then you are (once again) essentially being ruled by the addiction.
Should they tell someone new about their past issues? Perhaps the most important aspects of recovery self-disclosure are your motivations for doing so, and the spirit in which the person you’re telling receives it. nor should you blurt it out simply to be ‘ruthlessly honest’ when the information may not even be relevant.
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! (Significant Other) through a friend and then ran into him at work several years later.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After spending a few months with him, I decided to start dating him.
By learning as much as you can about alcoholism, you’ll be able to both deal with and support that person through the best and worst of times.
Some people are connected to people in recovery choose to attend support groups as part of their own routine of self-care.
He became negative, rude, feelingless, mean, and miserable. I have always been a very upbeat, positive, and cheerful person.
I have been told many times that I should become a motivational speaker. ) He can't even drive 5 miles without blowing up and someone on the road. I didnt respond to him or ever tried to combat or complain about the negativity or the rude comments, however the constant presence in the environment has made me stressed, uptight, and feeling helpless.
After the third week, things took a different turn. Is this the first time you have found yourself in a relationship with someone who cannot drink – even in social situations?Do you find yourself confused at times about how to interact with this person because you fear causing them discomfort?Mel understandably has many insights into how recovery from addiction can affect interpersonal relationships.There are all kinds of disclosure-dilemmas one has on meeting new people.