Girlfriend of Bill : 12 things you need to know about dating someone in recovery / Karen Nagy.
- ISBN: 9781616495275 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1616495278 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden, 2014.
"Being in a new relationship is hard enough, but if the person you're dating is a recovering alcoholic or addict, there may be more to consider than just mutual interests and attraction. For Karen Nagy, dating a recovering alcoholic felt, in some ways, like she was seeing someone "from another planet"-with his own language, culture, and social behaviors. With humor, compassion, and a great respect for what it takes to recover from an addiction, this first-of-its-kind field guide offers an "inside scoop" on what people do in all those Twelve Step meetings, why they need a sponsor, what is a sponsor and why phrases like "Live and Let Live" and "Easy Does It" keep creeping into your conversations. Nagy offers twelve key points that you need to know about dating a person in recovery. She also helps you identify the warning signs of developing your own codependent tendencies by playing into your partner's addictive thinking and behavior- and what to do about it. By gaining a greater understanding of your companion's recovery program, you can help them stay sober, learn how to deal with character flaws, and also build your confidence in the potential for a healthy, successful relationship. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Nagy offers guidance for people who are dating, or considering dating, a person in recovery from alcoholism or other addiction. The title plays on the recovery phrase "friend of Bill," referring to a person following the Twelve Step program pioneered by Bill W"-- Provided by publisher.
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