Posts Tagged "Healthy Relationships"

Should You Consider Separation as Part of Love Addiction Therapy?

Posted by on 10 02 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Should You Consider Separation as Part of Love Addiction Therapy?

Love addiction can be a silent killer of relationships that largely goes unnoticed by those who are caught up in the vicious cycle of drama and toxicity. Sure, they may understand something is not quite right, but that they actually have an addiction often doesn’t cross their minds. I used to fall into that category. Before I knew what love addiction was, I thought my relationship problems stemmed from my partner’s lack of common sense when it came to how to partner. I blamed, judged and criticized every time I felt neglected or rejected. That is, until someone recognized my addiction and...

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Working Through Jealousy in Love Addiction Recovery

Posted by on 09 02 14 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Working Through Jealousy in Love Addiction Recovery

Jealousy is a beast of an emotion. It is often a source of drama in a relationship, one that can ultimately destroy it altogether. Most of us can relate to a bit of healthy jealousy in a relationship, but for the love addict, jealousy can cause an emotional and relationship breakdown in no time at all. What Is Jealousy? Jealousy is a bunch of emotions all rolled up into one. If you’re feeling jealous, you may also be feeling angry, fearful, anxious and defensive at the same time. It can cause you to think and do things that you never thought possible and then look back and say, “Did all...

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Love Addiction Proves There’s a Dangerous Side to Affection

Posted by on 08 06 14 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Love Addiction Proves There’s a Dangerous Side to Affection

Untangling the Mysteries of Love Addiction Many people have experienced the heady excitement of new love and the heartache of love gone wrong. But can love turn into an addiction? A team of researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston says yes, that extreme feelings of love toward another person can sometimes develop into a maladaptive attachment. These feelings can lead to destruction of the relationship and dysfunctional behavior. This type of “love addiction” often causes individuals to stay in a relationship that is dangerous to their well-being or causes...

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