Dating a drug addict, as with dating anyone, comes with pros and cons.

It’s hard to believe they could save money when the thought of buying drugs is always lurking in the back of their minds.

They also have probably become experts at lying and making excuses about their whereabouts, friends and money, so you’ll want to check up on them constantly. If recovering addicts are trying to push their pasts as far away from the relationship as possible, they will eventually resent you for questioning them.

There is a reason addicts continue attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings and therapy sessions; dealing with addiction is a lifelong battle.

I was constantly in a state of limbo about the success of my partner and the future of our relationship.

This is my personal experience dating a drug addict.

Although it won’t be the same for everyone, maybe some of you can relate.

If you’re romantically involved with a current or former drug addict, just know it’s not all bad.

The problems that typically plague standard relationships, from forgetting an anniversary to cheating, create an almost impenetrable barrier in the relationship.

Add in a drug-ridden past or present into the mix, and the relationship is not only stressful, but also very unpredictable.