Need some advice on a relationship

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GoSTATE71, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. GoSTATE71

    GoSTATE71 Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2008
    Hey all,

    Just wondering if anyone could shed some wisdom and advice on a dating situation I'm currently in. Basically, I've been seeing this girl seriously for close to a year now and she recently informed me that she used to have a serious drug problem but has since been clean for 4 years, and she has a masters in nursing now, works hard and from what I can tell, is a completely different person. Our relationship is fantastic, loving and a ton of fun and we get along great and have had no major arguments or fights to date. Now, what bugs me is that it took awhile for her to tell me. When I asked why she never told me she admitted that it was a long time ago and thought that I might judge her harshly for it or think differently of her and was scared it might mess up our relationship. We have since talked about it and I do feel somewhat better but is this a red flag I'm being oblivious to? Like I said, its been a great relationship but its starting to get more serious now and I just thought I'd get some advice before it goes further. Thanks!
  2. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Nashville, TN
  3. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Being Totally Awesome
    Honolulu, HI
    No. If she's four years clean, obviously people can always backslide, but I don't see it being a red flag for anything. It sounds like she's worked very hard to straighten herself out, and some people are just very ashamed of their past, even if we don't feel it's something to be ashamed of. Care about who she is now, don't worry about what she was or the fact she was too embarrassed to say.
  4. ISU42

    ISU42 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    What drugs are we talking about?
  5. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    don't judge
  6. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Telling someone you had a drug problem isn't going to be the easiest thing in the world to do. She has probably gotten to the point where she feels this relationship is serious enough that she feels secure enough to tell you. If everything else is going well, let the past stay in the past.
  7. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Staff Writer
    Sounds like she might have been right.
  8. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Here's some advice: Don't come to CF for advice.

    It probably took her awhile to tell you because its a pretty serious issue and was probably a major part of her life. Sounds like she's gotten herself cleaned up and built up the trust in your relationship to finally tell you. I think you are taking this the wrong way. You should be proud of her for telling you, not second guessing.
  9. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    "Before" picture model
    Iowa City area
    I don't know that I'd freak out about it. I mean, she had been clean for 3 years before you got serious, if I'm doing the math right. If a person had something like that in their past, it would be something they'd probably be ashamed of, so it's not like you'd go down the street saying "hey, didja know I was a druggie?" (granted I'm being a bit over the top there) So, she probably hesitated telling you until you got serious, but then...well, what if I tell him and he runs now? and it went on from there, possibly getting harder as time went on.

    In the beginning, there are all sorts of secrets, but as it goes on down the path and you get closer, eventually you have to share them. If it's an appropriate time, (and I'm going off the 'starting to get more serious' comment) maybe this is a natural progression of that process for her, and you two should have a discussion about those types of things and getting rid of any remaining ones.
  10. SpokaneCY

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Manager of Natural Gas
    Spokane, WA
    Chill - she HAD a problem, her life is in order by all accounts. Trust her going forward until she gives you a reason not to. Past is past and so many of us have bells we can't unring.
  11. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    That is a fair question. If we're just talking weed, it's not even remotely an issue.

    Also does she still associate with the same people that she used with? And do they still use?
  12. guacamole7

    guacamole7 Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    She should break up with you IMO.
  13. isulive2train

    isulive2train Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Real Estate Mgmt
    Ciclón Nación
    She is open. Opposite is she wasn't open and the problem maybe comes back and you wouldn't have any clue of what is going on. Her guard is down. Do what you will as it is your life too.
  14. GoSTATE71

    GoSTATE71 Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure if its a judgement thing, but I've never really known anyone who has had a serious problem like that before her so I dont understand everything about it. However, like I said she was ashamed of it and was scared of what I'd think and maybe I'm over thinking the whole it took awhile to tell me. She takes the whole sobriety thing very seriously and even counsels troubled youth who might be on a bad path towards alcohol or drugs and I find that admirable. Anyways, I do appreciate the advice and replies.
  15. IsUaClone2

    IsUaClone2 Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2006
    In front of the computer
    If you cut her loose now, you'll only prove her fears correct. She'll likely never tell anybody the whole truth again.

    If you trust her and tell her truthfully you want to be there for her in the future, you'll likely build her trust and desire to please you beyond your expectations.
  16. GoSTATE71

    GoSTATE71 Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2008
    More serious then weed, and no she doesn't associate with those same people, she actually moved to Iowa because she had family here and finished her bachelors and then masters and it was purely a move to get away from those people.
  17. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    My 2 cents she wanted to make sure it was a serious relationship before bringing it up. It certainly probably wasn't the high point of her life, but it is part of who she is. I think it is a positive that she told you good luck in your relationship. Past experiences shape us all what we've learned from them is who we are now and hopefully what we have learned can help us in the future.
  18. TXCyclones

    TXCyclones Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    She could have gone her whole life keeping it from you. But she trusted YOU enough to share her darkest, most vulnerable secret with YOU. Appreciate what she's trying to build between you.
  19. VikesFan5

    VikesFan5 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Ames, IA
    I think you've gotten your answer, but I agree that she's a keeper. I'm sure it took a lot of guts for her to tell you and she was just waiting for the right time to do so.
  20. CyBroncos

    CyBroncos Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    West Des Moines
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