Having these conversations can be hard, but it leads to you being vulnerable. Vulnerability is the key to connection. You can explain to him that you needed time to build the trust with him before you felt you could truly be vulnerable to him. Time is always important in a relationship, and trust builds on steps and experiences. It sounds like you feel you can trust him now and want to deepen your connection. You can give him education or take him to an open meeting to help him understand more about addiction or encourage him to seek out literature. The key is you being vulnerable and honest. How the two of you work through this together is a testament to the relationship you’re building.
Service in Sobriety: How Giving Back Can Help You Stay Connected to Your Community
Volunteering is a meaningful and rewarding way to get reacclimated with your community. If you’re looking to connect with others and want to become a part of something great, something much larger than yourself, then being of service to others could be just what you need.
Glossary of AA: Important 12 Step Terminology to Know
Going to your first AA meeting can be overwhelming. Feel more confident and prepared with the help of this beginner's guide to AA terms.