Dating recovering alcoholic woman
Important to note - being many years sober, she was extremely good at comfortably rejecting alcohol and being in an alcohol-heavy environment.Didn't bother me, but I think she was pretty sad about it.-Once when I met some of her AA friends when I went to support her at a meeting, they clearly thought less of me/were angry about her dating outside of AA.
I never ding people for their problems - we all have them - but I think it would have made the relationship more difficult over time if she wasn't so good at living a fulfilling life without alcohol. Someone who has their own thing in life is always going to bring more to a partnership.
I'm a casual drinker, which he doesn't seem to have any problem with whatsoever.
My two best friends, also casual drinkers, say this is a HUGE red flag, that alcoholics, even ones in recovery, are difficult to deal with.
This one was especially tough, because it seemed like some of the guys were holding a candle for her, which is a normal problem, but the "you're not in AA" bent made it a little harder for me.
EDIT: I want to point out this only happened out of the many times I attended meetings.
In addition, staying sober, at least in the first few years, is a full-time job and having a new romance is very distracting. OPI am in Al-Anon and here is all I know which may or may not help you.