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Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Posted by on 06 30 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Recent findings from researchers at an American university indicate that women affected by sex addiction commonly have symptoms that differ substantially from the symptoms found in their male counterparts. Much of the scientific and popular literature on sex addiction focuses on men. However, current research shows that women can also develop this form of behavioral addiction. In a study review published in late 2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, a team of researchers from West Chester University compared the typical symptoms of sex...

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Can Love Addiction Withdrawal Cause Physical Illness?

Posted by on 05 16 15 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Can Love Addiction Withdrawal Cause Physical Illness?

Can Love Addiction Withdrawal Cause Physical Illness?

Withdrawal is a well-known part of the addiction recovery process, but it’s seldom appreciated how this affects those who aren’t bound to an external substance. While the physical symptoms experienced by those overcoming dependence on a substance are often more extreme, process addictions like love addiction also have their own characterizing symptoms during withdrawal. Understanding these symptoms and why they occur is essential to understanding the recovery process for love addiction, and can help you anticipate what’s to come for yourself or your loved one. What Is Love...

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A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

Posted by on 04 29 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

I’ve been on the road to recovery from addiction for over 20 years. My personal journey began with recognizing my issues with alcohol and substances. Though I never entered an in-patient rehabilitation program, I went to AA meetings and NA meetings and created a solid, sober, alcohol- and substance-free life. I felt healthy and whole, for the most part, but at a certain point I realized I was having issues with relationships: I couldn’t stay in one. I would quickly get bored and begin looking for something new and exciting. I was always thinking about what was next. While in committed...

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Am I Addicted To Love?

Posted by on 04 18 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Am I Addicted To Love?

Am I Addicted To Love?

Many people learn that they are struggling with love addiction after they’ve gone through many phases of addictive behaviors. They may have a dealt with problems with alcohol addiction, substance abuse and other chemical dependencies. Quite often, people who have been through treatment programs and/or 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) still find themselves struggling with some of the same core issues that led them to alcohol and substance dependency or abuse. Though they may be “clean and sober,” they still find themselves dealing with...

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How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

Posted by on 03 28 15 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

If you are a love addict, you probably have a habit of picking people who seem to require a lot of effort and energy. You spend a ton of time obsessing about the other person and working at making your relationships work. The men or women you get involved with are typically emotionally unavailable and may make you feel like they are ignoring or rejecting you. One of the most common characteristics of people who become love addicts is fear of abandonment. You may have been neglected or abandoned as a child. Now you are terrified of being abandoned, but you are drawn to people who repeatedly...

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Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Posted by on 03 11 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

My journey toward recovery from love addiction has been far more complicated than my journey toward recovery from my addictions to alcohol, substances and sex. As I’ve progressively peeled back layer upon layer of addictive behaviors, behavior patterns and self-destructive activities that I wrestled with for decades, I slowly came to believe that this notion of love addiction was at the core of it all. It’s the kernel, the seed, the root cause of which all of my other issues are symptoms. When I came to that realization, it was like a giant weight was lifted from my shoulders. I finally...

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