Living with an alcoholic can be tough. Dating a Functional Alcoholic However, even high-functioning alcoholics can't keep drinking. They often try to control their drinking or using and may be able to stop for a while, but once dependency takes hold, most find it impossible to.
Alcoholics are often hard to trust. Alcoholics are hard to trust. Alcoholics have to be willing to change. You cannot change an alcoholic; he or she has to decide to get help and change on his or her own. You can't drink with an alcoholic. After dating an alcoholic on and off for about three years, I decided to cut all ties from him. After dating an alcoholic for so long, dating new people is extremely hard.
It's hard to trust someone new after being with an alcoholic for so long.
High-Functioning Alcoholics and Relationships