I was always a people pleaser, and in my years of dating had never ended a relationship on my own.
Every time I entered a relationship, I quickly caught feelings, and became so comfortable.
It became obvious that before I could love another individual, I had to love myself.
Treatment was a blessing, and I was very grateful to have the opportunity to get better as many of my friends up north were dying of this disease of addiction.
You won’t hide your political or religious views or personal likes and dislikes. Transparency about this fact is better than keeping a secret—keeping any kind of secret in recovery is not healthy—which will cause the other person to feel like you are hiding something from them.