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Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Posted by on 02 28 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

I’ve been on the road to recovery for well over 20 years. I began my journey in Alcoholics Anonymous early in my 20s in order to deal with my issues with alcohol. Then I found Narcotics Anonymous several years later to work through my remaining substance issues. It was not until over a decade later, however, that I realized there might be another layer to my addictive tendencies when a close friend suggested I consider the idea that I might be a sex addict. At first, I didn’t think it was possible. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I had myself convinced that I was just an active guy...

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Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

Posted by on 01 30 15 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

In our society, romance and the experience of being in love seem to be the ultimate experience, the one true pleasure in life. What could be more fulfilling than knowing that someone completely adores you and worships the ground you walk on? That’s how love appears in the movies, anyway. Someone comes along and sweeps you off your feet, sees you as the most wonderful person on earth and can’t bear the thought of ever being separated from you again. Reality rarely lives up to that kind of fantasy. Some people are continually searching for the perfect romance, the happily ever after, the...

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Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

Posted by on 12 27 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

If you took a look at Savannah’s social media, you might easily believe she had it all—high-end designer clothes, trips around the world, always on the arm of a handsome (though much older) man. The food she ate looked like art and even her “bored” and “sleepy” posts looked like something out of a Vogue shoot. But if you followed Savi for any length of time, you might notice that periodically, the men changed, and so did her apparent outlook. At times—not infrequently—Savi openly posted images of herself crying, mascara running down her cheeks in what could only be for her, a...

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5 Crucial Truths About Love Addiction

Posted by on 11 17 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on 5 Crucial Truths About Love Addiction

5 Crucial Truths About Love Addiction

Love addiction is a misunderstood issue. It’s generally grouped together with sex addiction, as a sort of less-raunchy relative of the problem. This has contributed to the misunderstanding, since sex and love addiction are distinct issues relating to different elements of intimacy, but the more serious issue is the disagreement among experts about the definition. It’s currently not recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), although the term “love addiction” was coined in 1945 and became popular in the ’70s—coinciding with the founding of...

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When Excessive Flirting Signals Sexual Addiction 

Posted by on 11 06 14 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on When Excessive Flirting Signals Sexual Addiction 

A person with a flirting partner may often feel embarrassed or have to tap the partner’s arm to let them know that their behavior is out of line. Constant flirtation may be harmless or it could indicate a bigger problem: sexual addiction. An article written by Linda Hatch, PhD, a sex addiction therapist, appears in Psych Central and provides information for individuals wondering if their partner’s flirtatious behavior is a sign of something more serious. Compulsive flirting doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has a sexual addiction, but it could be a sign of trouble. A person who...

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When Sex Equals Love

Posted by on 10 28 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on When Sex Equals Love

Every Saturday morning, I carefully selected a dress and took my mother the comb. She yanked it through the snarls in my long hair without caring how much it hurt, but on Saturdays, I didn’t care. She’d go back to bed like she did nearly every day, and I’d brush my teeth then wait at the front door for the preacher. I was 5 years old. The preacher wasn’t our preacher; we didn’t go to church, but he was an important Southern Baptist preacher in our town. He was kind and grandfatherly and influential, and even though he had nine adopted children, he gave my mother a little money for...

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