My Sponsee told me he has feelings for me
This is my first post of the forum, so by way of brief introduction it has taken me 15 years to finally put together 15.5 consecutive months of sobriety. I am really taking my recovery seriously this time and its paying off. I do service, have finished my steps with my sponsor and am now working with others.
Today, after a meeting one of my sponsees told me he has feelings for me. He's a young guy with a little over 40 days clean, it's his first time trying to get sober (recently got out of treatment) and he just came out as gay. He's new to the area, so I've been taking him to a lot of meetings and helping him get dialed in and a new life started.
I remember Living Sober has a chapter about developing crushes on new people who show a genuine interest in us when we first get sober and that can set us up for a relapse.
I do not have a romantic interest in this sponsee and to the extent he is newly sober would never cross that line anyway (which I shared with him)
Normally, I would discuss this with my sponsor, but I wanted to see if anyone has experience with this before I do.