After the tempestuous journey of rehabilitation, you may be wary to shake up any area of your life. You just got things in order, and you want to keep it that way. But you can’t let the fear of falling back into bad habits hold you back from experiencing life. You’ve been successful in your substance abuse recovery, and you’re stronger than that.

You put your goals for a spouse and family on hold for a long time in order to take the proper recovery steps. Entering the dating game once more is now more nerve-racking than ever before. Should you tell them about your journey? How do you know they’re the right person to handle your history?

Through these simple tips, you can ensure a happy and healthy relationship whenever you’re ready to take one on.