How to date a non-drinker

If you still drink alcohol, you may not have thought much about going out and not drinking. But you are more than likely to come across people who, for many reasons, have decided to go sober. And there is one situation where this may become a particularly awkward discussion: going on a date. We asked…

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Dance of Intimacy book

A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships In the Dance of Intimacy, Dr Harriet Lerner outlines the steps to strengthen good relationships and heal difficult ones. She teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining…

The Dance of Intimacy
Harriet Lerner
Dealing With Partner Who Didn’t Quit Alcohol

Lee Davy is the creator of Needy Helper, host of The Alcohol and Addiction Podcast, an effective altruist, and author of Needy Helper 2015 Diary Excerpts. As a Transformational Coach, Lee helps people better themselves by coaching them to recreate their life story into one they are passionate about living. His platforms are used to…

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When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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Cheerleader

How to turn an unsupportive friend into a cheerleader It comes up all the time in Club Soda – other people can scupper your best laid plans. We need advice on how to talk to partners about stopping drinking, confide in mates about cutting down, dealing with a boyfriend who tries to undermine our attempts…

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Sober dating

Sober Dating – Benefits and Pitfalls With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it got us thinking about how navigating the sober dating seas can be a bit of a rough ride. Do you announce your sobriety before you’ve even met? Or do you leave it to be revealed on the night? And how do you handle…

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Let's Have Sex Scrabble Tiles

Club Soda expert member Harriet Waley-Cohen tackles one of the big issues you will have to face when you quit drinking alcohol: Sober Sex. Harriet is a health & wellbeing coach, empowering people to become the healthiest, happiest, most confident version of themselves through coaching, talks, workshops and retreats. Harriet also co-runs a group called…

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Matching his and hers wine glasses

Club Soda Member Matt Chittock reponds to the challenge from a few weeks ago, and ponders his drinking relationship… Constantly drunk… My partner says that for the first year together we were constantly drunk. And while I’d like to claim this was solely down to the giddying effects of romance, it had a fair bit…

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