Love Addiction: The Hunt for Romance

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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 romantic fantasy in the past. Environmental triggers can set off a person’s imagination in the direction of love and romance.

Once the mind begins to spin its tale of romance, the person begins to look for a way to make it a reality. It could be as simple as reading a romance novel by candlelight or it could be as forthright as visiting single’s functions. Whatever form it takes, the romance-obsessed person is like an addict looking for a drug. And just like any other addict, the search will almost certainly wind up costing them in their real life.

The path of love addiction was recently explained in an online article dealing with this subject. Briefly, the article chronicles how, like every other addiction, the hunger for the thrill of romance can lead a person into choices they would not otherwise make and keep them from meeting the regular responsibilities they already have. Also like every other addiction, there is a cycle. Initially, not every moment is devoted to the search for the thrill, but over time more and more of a person’s thoughts and energies head in that direction.

Unfortunately, as sweet as romance is, when it is being sought for the thrill it offers, it is being abused. Stolen waters may taste sweet, but they will leave a bitter aftertaste. Even romance, when selfishly pursued can lead a person into cycles of despair and self-loathing that then is soothed with more wrong behavior.