The same patterns and behaviors that were used to get and use drugs are often used to get romance or sex.
When this happens, one addiction has been traded for another.
They may initially feel great, but it doesn’t take long before we find ourselves slipping into old patterns, habits and behaviors.
It also becomes very difficult to sort out what are my issues to work on and what are someone else’s.
This is especially apparent when we notice the type of partners we choose to date in early recovery.