Pros and cons of dating a pothead
“Wasted time” has to be the most common complaint I hear from my QWAS subscribers. Better figure it out because Nancy is about to come over and start talking to you about God knows what. Social situations can be tough to navigate when you are baked, jonesing, or burnt.Please be aware that wasted time quickly turns into “wasted life”, which doesn’t sounds as benign. Maybe Nancy is your neighbor and mother of three whose kids you used to baby sit, maybe shes that gorgeous brunette you don’t have the courage to ask out. For most of the people that contact me, social situations are something to avoid, which takes us to our next brilliant reason to stop smoking weed… People like to romanticize joint smoking as a social lubricant. I have known enough people whose moods are dependent on the amount of pot they have smoked that day, or in the last hour, to know that this one is a big one.
I have laid in bed obsessing over heart attack symptoms and found myself chewing Aspirin in the kitchen and 3am.I have read case studies on this and listened to interviews of people who smoked weed regularly for 10 years, then quit and found themselves suffering from anxiety.As someone who suffers from anxiety (post marijuana use – 15yrs), I can tell you that it can be just the worst.It is certainly a reason to quit, and I wish I had smartened up sooner.As further evidence, I have a close friend who was forced to move home after his anxiety became so bad, he could no longer live on his own.You’ve been listening to your nagging inner voice a lot lately, and it’s getting louder and louder, pleading with you to give up the ganga.
You may feel ready to quit, but it’s important to take time to identify what your reasons for wanting to stop smoking weed really are.
Chronic marijuana use does dramatically affect your normal mood and emotional behavior patterns. Drew has been telling you for years on the radio and on TV.
Whatever your normal used to be, your new normal is highly regulated by whether you are high or not. Prolonged marijuana use can definitely lead to severe anxiety disorder.
This is something you don’t want to have to deal with.
I am not saying that everyone is going to suffer from anxiety after living the life of a chronic pot smoker, but many of you will.
When it comes to subject of dating, I get tons of letters.