Oh, the boys…with their smoky breath and ironic t-shirts and tattooed forearms, waxing philosophical about life and spinning tales of desperation, desecration and finally redemption. I could easily branch off`into horror stories about how I was 13th stepped by program quasi-gurus who had double-digit sobriety while I was just stringing days together.
I think I hooked up with five different people within my first four months, and that’s not counting the occasional rendezvous with an old using buddy. Romance took me out of the rooms more times than I’d like to admit. I think dating in the rooms of AA is not unlike hooking up in prison.
There's a small window of time between when your teen begins dating and when she's going to be entering the adult world.
So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.
Dating in the program is like fishing in a small toxic pond.
And you’ll often hear sayings, like, “Odds are good that you’ll meet somebody, but the goods are odd.” And I couldn’t agree more. You gonna focus on recovery.”“Well that sounds boring,” I said.
I was the only white straight Jew in the room and I’d sit in the back cowering, scratching at my stitches.“Why you sittin’ in the back, Sugar Plum?
When he or she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.