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. He defied my trust and made me think every significant other in the future would have a huge flaw. Either confide in people who you trust or seek therapy. Dating an alcoholic will change your perception of relationships.
In the early stages of alcoholism, it is not always apparent that the person has a drinking problem. When someone with an alcohol use disorder continues to drink, the They did not wake up one day and suddenly "become" an alcoholic. What dating someone with a drinking problem taught me about myself. I didn't realize that his having a beer after work was more a daily coping mechanism.