Dating a former crack addict
He has my total support in dealing with both the drugs and the underlying issues.
Basically, my #1 question in terms of former addiction is if you're gonna relapse.
Is past drug addiction a total dealbreaker, potential dealbreaker (maybe depending on the drug? Neither of us will relapse because I'm pregnant and I know we are strong enough to overcome anything.
), or something you're willing to look past if the person has been in recovery for years and seems to be doing well? Even if the person has been drug-free for years, s/he is still an addict.
Addiction takes priority over everything – you, children, career, financial security, even one’s own freedom.
Before diving into a relationship, find out if your prospective partner is actively using drugs or alcohol, or if they display addictive or compulsive patterns in other areas (e.g., gambling, work, sex, food or spending).