Romance Addiction

The Love Addict’s Cycle

Posted by on 09 19 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on The Love Addict’s Cycle

Like a lot of couples today, Kelli and Darren met online. They struck up a fun, easy-going email exchange right off the bat and quickly moved into face-to-face territory. Their first date wasn’t a one-on-one coffee or dinner, though; they met in a park with their children. Kelli and Darren were both divorced parents, and this fact seemed to unite them. The children’s presence did nothing to dampen their romantic excitement; the couple fell hard and fast. Soon, they were seeing or speaking to each other daily and spending several nights a week together, kids in tow. Nevertheless, the...

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How to Tell if Relationship Problems are Really Love Addiction

Posted by on 04 30 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on How to Tell if Relationship Problems are Really Love Addiction

Relationships can be messy and difficult, but also important and glorious. We are wired for relationships. For some, relationships become an all-consuming addiction that they suspect stem from something unhealthy. Understanding how love addiction works could help you develop strategies for bringing your emotional life back into healthy balance. Here are some ways to tell whether your struggles fall on one end of the scale or the other: Realizing that your relationship history is not healthy is step number one. If you find that your own unrealistic expectations have been part of the problem...

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Romantic Addiction Mirrors Drug Addiction in Many Ways

Posted by on 02 20 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Romantic Addiction Mirrors Drug Addiction in Many Ways

Romantic love is a wonderfully mysterious combination of physiology and psychology. Being in the presence of a loved one can produce a drop in blood pressure and a rise in the bonding chemicals oxytocin and dopamine. In some ways, romantic love emulates the responses which help drive drug addictions. The same emotional highs and lows occur and can be strongly motivating. Experts say that it’s hard to overstate the influence that role modeling has on children. This is especially true in terms of how a person defines loving behavior and relationships. The parent-child style of bonding and...

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Shooting Up Love: Women and Love Addiction

Posted by on 09 09 13 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Shooting Up Love: Women and Love Addiction

Wren’s earliest memory of her mother was of the back of her head, that wild mane of brunette curls, cigarette smoke curling perpetually above, closing the door in her wake. She doesn’t remember crying after her or even being sad to see her go; it’s just the way it was. She and her sister would be alone with the boxes of macaroni for days, weeks sometimes. Even at 3 and 5, they were familiar with the intricacies of a hot plate. Wren didn’t know then that a mother was supposed to be loving, caring, responsible for them. She only knew that she liked when her mother got her monthly check...

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Types of Love Addicts

Posted by on 01 22 13 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Types of Love Addicts

Love addiction is an obsession with romantic partners, falling in love, or love relationships, depending on the addict. This addiction, like other addictions, is destructive and damages families, marriages, careers, health, and many other things. For love addicts and the people who care about them, knowing more about the specifics of the addiction can be helpful and enlightening. There are many types of love addicts, and this article will explore the most common variations. Some things that almost all love addicts have in common is a failure to have bonded in a healthy way with their main...

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Love Addiction: The Hunt for Romance

Posted by on 12 26 12 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: The Hunt for Romance

Women, or men, who read romantic novels or who thrill over romance movies can easily slide from healthy enjoyment into unhealthy obsession. As with any other pleasurable experience, romance delivers an emotional high that some may seek to repeat over and over again. In fact, some people can end up addicted to the high romance can bring. The person who is addicted to love will occasionally become obsessed with romantic thoughts. Almost anything can trigger this obsession. It could be the sight of an attractive person, seeing a romantic image or passing by somewhere the person indulged a...

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