Pros and cons of dating a cop
Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.
They have learned critical relationship skills, including how to identify, process and communicate their emotions and to set personal boundaries while respecting the lines drawn by others.
But British policing took a different direction from that of Europe or America by declining to issue weapons on a routine basis (apart from in Northern Ireland).
The reason for this was set out in Peel’s principles of policing: he regarded the police as the public in uniform.
Our police, said Peel, are civilians, members of the public “who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence”.After dating one dud after another, you finally find someone who seems to have it all – thoughtful, witty, responsible – and good-looking to boot.Then they drop a bomb: “I used to be a drug addict.” They may as well have said, “I’m married.” But does one partner being in recovery automatically spell doom for a relationship?These stories are a small selection of recent police brutality reports, as police misconduct has become a fixture of the news cycle.But the plural of anecdote is not data, and the media is inevitably drawn toward tales of conflict.