Romance Addiction

Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

Posted by on 06 10 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

A woman whose brand of love quickly becomes suffocating, had been divorced three times and left at the altar once. She finally seeks help for love addiction. Maura cried to her therapist that she was the woman who always got left; everyone she’d ever loved had abandoned her. She only wanted a relationship that could be strong and committed—but no one else seemed to want that. Men just used Maura for sex, she believed, or for the ways she liked to care for her partners: cooking meals, buying little gifts, handling bills and laundry. Men were such terrible users! she cried, but to this her...

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What It Means to Be A Love Addict

Posted by on 05 30 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on What It Means to Be A Love Addict

What It Means to Be A Love Addict

Love addictions, like other types of process addictions, are difficult to overcome and can wreck your life. Most people have no idea what it means to be a love addict, but if you are in the middle of a love addiction, it is probably impacting every area of your life. Find out what it really means to be a love addict, how to recognize the signs of love addiction and how to get help so that you can learn to have a healthy relationship with love. Love Addicts Are Hooked On Feelings Love addiction is a process or behavioral addiction. This means that instead of becoming dependent on a chemical...

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Proven Ways To Overcome Relationship Addiction

Posted by on 02 14 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Proven Ways To Overcome Relationship Addiction

Proven Ways To Overcome Relationship Addiction

Love addiction is a strange thing. How can it be wrong to be in love with love? Anything that becomes addictive, no matter how pure to begin with, does you no good. Love addiction can take many forms, including an obsession with being in relationships. If you always feel like you need to be in a relationship with someone and you’re devastated when one ends, even if it doesn’t make you happy or if you don’t particularly like the person you’re with, you could be a love addict with a concentration in relationships. It’s time to get over that desperate need and to learn to have a normal...

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Did He Mean The Things He Said?

Posted by on 01 14 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Did He Mean The Things He Said?

Did He Mean The Things He Said?

When he told you over crème brulee and espresso that he thought he was falling in love with you, you believed him. Sure, it was only the third date, but he looked at you with such ardor and spoke so breathlessly that you were convinced he meant what he said. He kept this up for several more weeks, talking of the road trip he wanted to take with you, and how much his mother was going to love you, and did you want to help him pick out new bedding at Target — any bedding, really, as long as it had you in it? You quieted the warning voice in your head that told you he was going too fast. It...

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Is Your Relationship Addictive?

Posted by on 12 17 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Is Your Relationship Addictive?

Is Your Relationship Addictive?

Relationship addicts (sometimes referred to as love addicts) are like most anyone else. They long for happy relationships in which they can share their hopes and desires and in which they can have their needs met. But underlying every relationship addiction is an intimacy disorder. True intimacy requires unreserved honesty—being willing to be vulnerable to another person by sharing your deepest truths. Relationship Addicts Playing Out Old Traumas As a result of dysfunction occurring in important relationships during childhood, addicts are unconsciously seeking someone with whom to play out...

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Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Posted by on 11 29 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Love addiction, despite the name, is a deeply self-destructive behavior. Seeking the intense high that comes with a new sexual partner, love addicts often go through dozens of relationships, only to bail when things get too real. Shonda is a 37-year-old mother of two—successful, smart, outgoing and happily married. She says Rob couldn’t be a better husband, that he stands by her side in all matters, does more than 50 percent of the housework, and is an amazing father and loving partner. She’s happy to be exactly where she is and as the years go by, she envisions no changes. The only...

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