Girlfriend of Bill: 12 Things You Need to Know about Dating Someone in Recovery by Karen NagyGirlfriend of Bill: 12 Things You Need to Know about Dating Someone in Recovery by Karen Nagy

Girlfriend of Bill: 12 Things You Need to Know about Dating Someone in Recovery

byKaren Nagy

Paperback | February 24, 2014

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This ground-breaking guide provides twelve key points you need to know about dating a person in addiction recovery. Gain a greater understanding of your companion's recovery program and personality traits, while learning to identify red flags in order to build confidence for a successful relationship.

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.
Karen Nagy is a college professor, actor, and songwriter. She is writing this, her first book, based on her own dating experience and love of the Twelve Steps.Karen lives in Oakland Park, Florida.
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Title:Girlfriend of Bill: 12 Things You Need to Know about Dating Someone in RecoveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 7.4 × 5.02 × 0.6 inPublished:February 24, 2014Publisher:Hazelden PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616495235

ISBN - 13:9781616495237

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