If a partner relapses, it can be difficult to know what lines to draw.
You don’t want to give up on a person you love – after all, they must be in there somewhere – but if the relationship is making one or both of you sick despite your best efforts, it may be time to leave.
In the earliest stages, most recovering addicts are trying to figure out who they are, what they want and how to be in a healthy relationship.
Beyond the first year, the longer someone has maintained their sobriety the more secure you can feel that you’re choosing a partner who is healthy and whole.
They may have accrued significant debt, declared bankruptcy or had other financial problems.